Platinum Stars too strong for Tuks

2016-01-31 18:07
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Cape Town - Platinum Stars defeated University of Pretoria 2-0 in an Absa Premiership clash at the Royal Barokeng Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Tuks were under pressure from the start with Dikwena looking to grab an early goal in order to unsettle their visitors.

In the 15th minute Tintswalo Tshabalala was badly injured by Tuks winger Khethukuthula Zwane but match referee did not produce a yellow card and Tshabalala laboured on.

Tuks finally succumbed to Dikwena's pressure in the 26th minute when Soloman Mathe beat Washington Arubi with a good finish to hand Stars the lead, 1-0.

Tshabalala finally left the field due to his injury and was replaced by Ndumiso Mabena in the 37th minute.

The first-half ended with Stars leading 1-0.

Stars continued to dominate the second half and Tuks were reduced to 10 men after Mpho Maruping received a second yellow card in the 73rd minute.

Stars finally doubled their lead and put the game beyond doubt in the 85th minute when South African under-23 international defender Siyabonga Zulu slotted home.

Dikwena now move up to fifth on the log with 26 points.

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