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That is all folks, thank you for choosing Sport24 to catch this Absa Premiership clash between Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United.
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87' SSU Sub: Nhlapo (On) Phala (Off) #AbsaPrem— SuperSport United FC (@SuperSportFC) August 23, 2017
87' SSU Sub: Nhlapo (On) Phala (Off) #AbsaPrem
Mphahlele's cross into United's box is saved by Williams #AbsaPrem #Amakhosi4Life— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) August 23, 2017
Mphahlele's cross into United's box is saved by Williams #AbsaPrem #Amakhosi4Life
Shots on target:
Chiefs - 4
SuperSport - 8
74' SSU Sub: Alexander (On) Grobler (Off) #AbsaPrem— SuperSport United FC (@SuperSportFC) August 23, 2017
74' SSU Sub: Alexander (On) Grobler (Off) #AbsaPrem
Ekstein fires his opportunity straight towards Williams but eventually the official flags the midfielder for being offside.
58’ Substitutions: Twala (IN) and Parker (OUT) #AbsaPrem #Amakhosi4Life— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) August 23, 2017
58’ Substitutions: Twala (IN) and Parker (OUT) #AbsaPrem #Amakhosi4Life
Paez's effort is blocked from distance!
Grobler can't quite get a proper strike on the ball as he looks to get on the end of it!
46' SSU Sub: Brockie (On) Wome (Off) #AbsaPrem— SuperSport United FC (@SuperSportFC) August 23, 2017
46' SSU Sub: Brockie (On) Wome (Off) #AbsaPrem
Chiefs 0-2 SuperSport
Grobler as clinical as you'd like from the number 7 as he makes no mistake with his finish following a through ball from Mokoena.
Tshabalala tracks back to assist Cardoso at the back #AbsaPrem #Amakhosi4Life— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) August 23, 2017
Tshabalala tracks back to assist Cardoso at the back #AbsaPrem #Amakhosi4Life
34' Incredible tempo the match is being played at. Everything at stake for both sides.
SuperSport must be feeling that a win is a must as Chiefs are playing with 10-men while Amakhosi want to at the very least claim a draw.
Grobler tries to catch Khuzwayo off his line but the ball is off target #AbsaPrem #Amakhosi4Life— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) August 23, 2017
Grobler tries to catch Khuzwayo off his line but the ball is off target #AbsaPrem #Amakhosi4Life
28' Phala does well to cut in but places his curler wide #AbsaPrem— SuperSport United FC (@SuperSportFC) August 23, 2017
28' Phala does well to cut in but places his curler wide #AbsaPrem
24' Zulu comes on for Masilela.
Komphela ringing the changes now...
21' SuperSport's turn now to get a chance extending their lead as Khuzwayo and Masilela clash in the 18th area leaving Phala unattended.
However, the winger could not react quickly as Ekstein clears the ball off the line!
Shabba plays a through ball towards Ekstein and the attacking midfielder attempts to beat Ronwen Williams on the tightest of corners only for the keeper to knock in out for a corner.
17' Cardoso replaces Gordinho
Komphela has been making bizarre decisions August 2015. https://t.co/C5J8thi0Lr— Mazola J. Molefe (@superjourno) August 23, 2017
Komphela has been making bizarre decisions August 2015. https://t.co/C5J8thi0Lr
Beautifully crafted goal as Aubrey Modiba heads home a lofted finish to put United in the lead.
The beginning of an onslaught??
10' Ritchie once again in the thick of things as he chases down Paez, who is in acres of space and darting forward.
The SuperSport defender body challenges the Chiefs forward to steal the ball.
6' RED CARD!
Eric Mathoho has been told to leave the field of play after body challenge on Grobler.
LEAGUE RECORD (since 1990)
P W D L GF GA
Kaizer Chiefs 53 19 15 19 70 64
SuperSport United 53 19 15 19 64 70
Parker is fouled and a free kick is given #AbsaPrem #Amakhosi4Life— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) August 23, 2017
Parker is fouled and a free kick is given #AbsaPrem #Amakhosi4Life
FULL-TIME: KAIZER CHIEFS 1-2 SUPERSPORT UNITED. It was a game of two halves at the FNB Stadium. The visitors went into the break two up thanks to Grobler and Modiba. 10-man Chiefs dominated the second half and Paez pulled one back, but it was too late.
The game has slowed down in stoppage time. The visitors won't mind!
We're into the first of four added minutes at FNB Stadium as the hosts chase a point.
Nhlapo comes on for Phala, who showed flashes of brilliance today, but was otherwise quiet.
A poor pass from Ritchie goes out for a throw-in. The visitors need to be better on the ball (and off it, for that matter).
YELLOW CARD, CHIEFS, MPHAHLELE! The full-back is booked for a late challenge on Daniels.
Paez fires at goal from range, but this effort goes well off target.
Chiefs have not given up here. Tshabalala's cross smacks Alexander and goes behind for a corner.
The only punishment for Zulu is a talking to from Bennett. He's a lucky man. Meanwhile, Phala is back on his feet.
Zulu takes Phala out with a clumsy tackle. The ex-Chiefs man stays down.
Alexander comes on for Grobler, who had a superb game.
YELLOW CARD, CHIEFS, MALULEKA! He takes one for the team and prevents the SuperSport break with a cynical trip.
Ekstein forces a save from Williams, but he is offside, so if he found the back of the net, the goal wouldn't have counted.
Grobler floats a dangerous ball into the box, but Katsande clears with his head.
YELLOW CARD, SS UNITED, BROCKIE! The substitute jokes about it with Bennett, but SuperSport have another man in the book.
GOAL, CHIEFS, PAEZ! 1-2: Tshabalala heads a Mphahlele cross into the frontman's path and he buries it! Game on!
Gould heads the free-kick behind for a corner. That wasn't far wide of his own net!
YELLOW CARD, SS UNITED, MODIBA! The number 16 takes one for the team, tripping Paez and preventing the break.
Maluleka's cross finds Katsande in the box, but he heads straight at Williams.
Paez receives some medical attention after a collision with Gould.
Tshabalala blasts an effort at goal from inside the box. Lovely bit of skill to create the chance, but Williams makes the save.
Gould does well to block a Tshabalala cross and send the ball behind for a corner. Chiefs work the ball back into the box with a dangerous cross, but Williams gathers.
Twala comes on in place of Parker as Komphela looks to save this game.
Paez fires at goal from distance, but his effort is blocked.
Grobler looks to get on the end of a ball into the box and bury it, but he can't quite get a proper strike.
Maluleka fires goalwards from range, but he is well off target.
Brockie lines up a shot at the other end, but the linesman's flag is up for offside.
Chiefs are applying the early pressure on SuperSport, but haven't been able to find that killer final ball.
Brockie is on the field in place of Wome.
Paez kicks off the second half.
HALF-TIME: KAIZER CHIEFS 0-2 SUPERSPORT UNITED. The key talking point going into the break is Mathoho's red card. Chiefs haven't recovered since and have been made to pay by goals from Modiba and Grobler.
We're into the second of two minutes of stoppage time.
GOAL, SS UNITED, GROBLER! 0-2: The frontman times his run perfectly and gets the ball from Mokoena with just Khuzwayo ahead of him. He dispatches the finish!
Chiefs are seeing a lot of the ball, but haven't been as clinical as SuperSport.
YELLOW CARD, SS UNITED, MOKOENA! A poor aerial challenge on Tshabalala draws a booking.
Parker cuts inside, then turns Ritchie inside out and fires at goal. It's great skill, but he misses the target.
Chiefs are slowly finding their feet, stringing together several passes inside opposition territory.
SS United's Mokoena is receiving medical attention.
Tshabalala gets a chance just inside the box, but his effort at goal is blocked.
Grobler spots Khuzwayo off his line and goes for the audacious long-range chip, but can't find the target.
Chiefs are in the SuperSport half, knocking the ball about.
Grobler gets a chance to go for goal in a good position, but can't bury the decisive header. No problem there for Khuzwayo.
Phala floats in a lovely cross from the left and it nearly curls into the net at the far post! Just wide.
Williams is forced into parrying the ball after a well-worked corner from Chiefs leads to an awkward deflection.
Zulu comes on in place of Masilela.
So nearly another goal for SuperSport there, but it's disallowed due to offside! Still 0-1.
Chiefs hit back on the break and Ekstein fires goalwards. It goes behind for a corner as Williams makes the save.
Masilela and Khuzwayo are receiving medical attention after colliding.
Masilela so nearly scores an own goal off a cross! Ekstein makes the goal-line clearance to save Chiefs.
Cardoso is on the field for Chiefs as they look to bring in some stability. Gordinho is the man who has made way.
Masilela gives away a free-kick in a somewhat promising position for SuperSport United.
GOAL, SS UNITED, MODIBA! 0-1: Wome makes amends, floating in a lovely cross. Modiba heads home unmarked at the far post. Chiefs are struggling without their key defender.
What a miss! Phala finds Wome in the box with a lovely pass. With so much time and space, he somehow misses the target! Still 0-0.
Paez breaks for Chiefs, but Ritchie bullies him off the ball. The home fans look like they want a foul, but there's none given.
Grobler fires at goal after receiving a cross from Wome, but his strike goes behind for a corner. Chiefs don't look happy with that decision.
Ritchie's free-kick from just outside the box misses the target.
RED CARD, CHIEFS, MATHOHO! This could be a game-changer! Chiefs lose a man as Matoho fouls Grobler, preventing a clear shot at goal.
The Amakhosi faithful often turn out in numbers, but tonight, the stadium is relatively empty. Among those fans who have turned up, some have brought signs warning that lightning doesn't strike Chiefs twice.
Chiefs have had a good spell of pressure, but neither side has created any real opportunities.
Paez gets the ball on the right, but his cross is a poor one and it's a goal kick.
Matsatsantsa have kicked the game off.
Daniel Bennett is the referee tonight at the FNB Stadium.
Eric Tinkler has made three changes to the SuperSport United side that lost to Sundowns on Saturday. Ritchie, Mokoena, and Wome come in for Furman (who was sent off in the Tshwane derby), Mnyamane, and Brockie.
Morgan Gould takes the captain's armband for SuperSport United tonight against his former club in Furman's absence.
The teams are making their way out onto the field.
Last season, Kaizer Chiefs finished 4th on the league table, while SuperSport United finished 5th. Only two points separated the sides, so there's plenty on the line tonight.
Steve Komphela has made just one change to the starting lineup that featured in Chiefs' opening fixture a 1-1 draw with Bloemfontein Celtic: Buchanan is replaced by Maluleka. Itumeleng Khune once again misses out with a chest infection, so Brilliant Khu
Both sides will be itching for their first league win of the season. It's still early days, but nobody wants to play catch-up late on in the title race.
Hello and welcome to this midweek clash between Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United at the FNB Stadium. This fixture gives Steve Komphela's team a chance to claim revenge on the side who knocked them out of the MTN8.
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