PSL

Santos stun Kaizer Chiefs

2012-04-22 17:49
Eleazar Rodgers (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Santos stunned Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 in their Absa Premiership match at the Athlone Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

It was a tight game that for the most part lacked in goal-mouth action, with the hosts scoring twice straight after the start of the second half to set up the victory.

The result leaves the Cape side a point behind 14th placed Black Leopards, who lost 4-1 to AmaZulu.

Chiefs, meanwhile slumped to their second defeat in a row after losing 1-0 to AmaZulu in midweek, and now drop to seventh position on the log with five games remaining in the season.

Siphiwe Tshabalala was the main man for AmaKhosi early on, taking up varied positions all over the park and getting his side to tick.

Tshabalala managed to get a couple of shots on goal, as did Jimmy Jambo, but nothing that troubled Santos 'keeper Pa Demba Touray.

A double blow from Santos early in the second half completely changed the balance of the game.

The first goal came seconds after the restart as Salmaan King came in to meet Thabiso Ntloana's cross, rising well to loop home a header.

A minute later and it was 2-0 as Rodgers doubled the lead with a cool finish, slotting the ball past Ithumeleng Khune and into the far corner.

Chiefs came to life after the second goal and put the home side's defence under some serious pressure.

It eventually paid off after 71 minutes, when George Lebese took advantage of an error from Wayne Arendse, doing well to take the ball into the box before beating Touray into the bottom corner of the net to make the score 2-1.

This signalled increased pressure from the visiting side, but despite half chances for Lebese and Lucky Baloyi, Santos were able to hold on for the final minutes and collect a valuable three points in their quest to avoid relegation.

Read more on:    psl  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Lukaku signs for record fee

2014-07-30 21:30

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
27 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • SS3
    Wed, 30 Jul 2014 @04:00
  • SS4
    Wed, 30 Jul 2014 @05:00
  • SS5
    Wed, 30 Jul 2014 @05:59
  • SS7
    Wed, 30 Jul 2014 @06:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
08 August 2014
Mamelodi Sundowns v Maritzburg United, Loftus Stadium 20:00
09 August 2014
Free State Stars v Kaizer Chiefs, Charles Mopeli Stadium 15:00
University of Pretoria v Polokwane City, Tuks Stadium 15:00
Chippa United v Platinum Stars, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 18:00
SuperSport United v Wits, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
Orlando Pirates v Moroka Swallows, Orlando Stadium 20:15
10 August 2014
Bloemfontein Celtic v Black Aces, Free State Stadium 15:00
AmaZulu v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 15:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Vote

Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their Absa Premiership title in the 2014/15 season?

 
 
Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.