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Sundowns go top... For now.— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) August 22, 2015
Sundowns go top... For now.
MAN OF THE MATCH
Cuthbert Malajila, who scored a brace today, is the man of the match.
FULL TIME AT LUCAS MORIPE STADIUM
Sundowns claim the spoils this afternoon in an exciting match!
Sundowns 4 Wits 2
90' +4 - Klate has scored his second of the match after been put into space by Pelembe. Too little too late, however.
GOAL Modise - its raining goals in Pretoria. Mamelodi Sundowns 4 - 1 Bidvest Wits #AbsaPrem— Official PSL (@OfficialPSL) August 22, 2015
GOAL Modise - its raining goals in Pretoria. Mamelodi Sundowns 4 - 1 Bidvest Wits #AbsaPrem
89' - What a goal that is! Modise has scored from just inside the box with a curler into the top left corner. Laffor did all the hard yards down the right-hand touchline and cut the ball back to the Sundown's playmaker. Josephs had no chance in saving that.
Sundowns 4 Wits 1
88' - Billiat has secured the points for Sundowns this afternoon as he controls a ball over the top, breaks away from a Wits defender and calmly slots the ball past an advancing Josephs.
Sundowns 3 Wits 1
82' - Sundowns substitution
Zwane replaces Malajila.
78' - Sundowns have scored, it wasn't pretty but they won't mind. A ball from the left found Malajila in the box, he went to ground and was surrounded by four Wits players. The ball, however, was not cleared and Malajila managed to flick it into an open net after Josephs had chosen to join the fray! The Wits keeper tried to get back and make the save but the ball trickled over the line.
Sundowns 2 Wits 1
73' - Wits substitution
Shongwe is replaced by Vilakazi.
73' - Sundowns substitution
Dolly is replaced by Laffor.
63' - Sundowns substitution
Ngele is replaced by Kekana.
62' - Klate has got the equaliser for Wits! A cross came in from the right and the diminutive midfielder managed to get ahead of Mbekile and put an inch-perfect header into the right-hand corner!
Sundowns 1 Wits 1
58' - Wits substitution
Botes is replaced by Ngacepe.
What a save from Slimkat!! That strike was traveling from Ngele.... #AbsaPrem— Velile Mbuli (@Veli_Mbuli) August 22, 2015
What a save from Slimkat!! That strike was traveling from Ngele.... #AbsaPrem
48' - Wits substitution
Hlatshwayo has been replaced by Jacobs.
HALF TIME AT THE LUCAS MORIPE STADIUM
Sundowns 1 Wits 0
45' +3' - Hlatshwayo is down for Wits. He was hurt earlier in a challenge with Malajila.
21' - Sundowns have broken the deadlock through Malajila after he makes an angled run to collect a very good short pass from Billiat. He calmly slotted home past Josephs.
15' - Sundowns breakout down the right win through Billiat. He tries to find Malajila in the centre, but his cross is slightly overhit and lands on the roof of the net.
The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.
Daine Klate grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Mamelodi Sundowns 4-2 Bidvest Wits.The assist for the goal came from Elias Pelembe.
Bongani Zungu booked for unsporting behaviour.
Caution for Teko Modise.
Teko Modise grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Mamelodi Sundowns 4-1 Bidvest Wits.Assist on the goal came from Anthony Laffor.
Khama Billiat scores a right footed goal. Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 Bidvest Wits.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Daine Klate.
Themba Zwane on for Cuthbert Malajila.
Cuthbert Malajila scores a right footed goal. Mamelodi Sundowns 2-1 Bidvest Wits.
Sibusiso Vilakazi replaces Jabulani Shongwe. Anthony Laffor on for Keagan Dolly.
The referee shows Buhle Mkhwanazi a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Handball decision goes against Hlompo Kekana. Jabulani Shongwe restarts play with the free kick.
Thulani Ngacepe is shown a yellow card.
Daine Klate grabs a goal with a headed effort. Mamelodi Sundowns 1-1 Bidvest Wits.Assist by Ben Motshwari. Mogakolodi Ngele leaves the field to be replaced by Hlompo Kekana.
(Bidvest Wits) makes a substitution, with Thulani Ngacepe coming on for Henrico Botes.
Shot by Jabulani Shongwe went harmlessly over the bar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Henrico Botes on Ramahlwe Mphahlele. Free kick taken by Keagan Dolly.
Shot by Keagan Dolly. Moeneeb Josephs catches the ball.
Shot by Mogakolodi Ngele went over the net.
Corner taken by Daine Klate from the right by-line. Clearance by Mzikayise Mashaba.
Corner taken by Elias Pelembe.
Keaghan Jacobs joins the action as a substitute, replacing Thulani Hlatshwayo.
The game restarts for the second half.
It is the end of the first-half.
Booking for Elias Pelembe for unsporting behaviour.
Mzikayise Mashaba handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Buhle Mkhwanazi.
Shot by Henrico Botes missed to the right of the target.
Corner taken by Daine Klate from the right by-line.
Short corner taken by Daine Klate from the right by-line.
Daine Klate takes a short corner.
Thabo Nthethe is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Elias Pelembe.
Buhle Mkhwanazi fouled by Cuthbert Malajila, the ref awards a free kick. Buhle Mkhwanazi takes the free kick.
Jabulani Shongwe challenges Kennedy Mweene unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Kennedy Mweene.
Unfair challenge on Jabulani Shongwe by Bongani Zungu results in a free kick. Thulani Hlatshwayo takes the free kick.
Bongani Zungu fouled by Onismor Bhasera, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mogakolodi Ngele.
Cuthbert Malajila scores a right footed goal. Mamelodi Sundowns 1-0 Bidvest Wits.The assist for the goal came from Khama Billiat.
Jabulani Shongwe fouled by Bongani Zungu, the ref awards a free kick. Buhle Mkhwanazi takes the free kick.
Teko Modise fouled by Buhle Mkhwanazi, the ref awards a free kick. Thabo Nthethe takes the free kick.
Jabulani Shongwe takes a shot and cleared the bar.
Corner taken by Keagan Dolly from the right by-line.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jabulani Shongwe by Bongani Zungu. Elias Pelembe takes the free kick.
Cuthbert Malajila is caught offside. Onismor Bhasera restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Mzikayise Mashaba on Ben Motshwari, free kick awarded. Daine Klate takes the free kick.
Jabulani Shongwe concedes a free kick for a foul on Teko Modise. Jabulani Shongwe is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Thabo Nthethe takes the free kick.
Shot by Khama Billiat. Blocked by Onismor Bhasera.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Ramahlwe Mphahlele.
The game kicks-off.
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