Cape Town - Goals
from Asavela Mbekile and Khama Billiat inspired Mamelodi Sundowns to a 2-0 win
over SuperSport United at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday.
16th win in 22 league fixtures opens a 10 point gap between the Brazilians and
second-placed Bidvest Wits; victory also stretches their unbeaten run in the
Absa Premiership to 18 games.
what was a cagey start to the game, Jeremy Brockie's volley attempt on 15
minutes triggered a series of goal-scoring chances at the other end of the
ran riot for the Brazilians, first setting up Leonardo Castro, who somehow
missed from close range, before picking out Keagan Dolly, who blazed his effort
from a tight angle across the face of goal.
as Sundowns were bossing proceedings, the rain made its appearance, with the
teams forced off on 33 minutes due to lightning in the Atteridgeville
game resumed after a lengthy break of 30 minutes, with Thuso Phala dancing past
Mzikayise Mashaba before seeing his deflected effort wide of goal.
would take the lead from the resulting corner-kick; Denis Onyango ignited the
attack and after Castro dispossessed Phala, the Colombian released Mbekile who
provided a striker's finish over the advancing Ronwen Williams five minutes
before the interval.
league leaders survived a few edgy minutes, but never looked in real danger of
put the game to bed in the 75th minute. Similar to the opening goal, Castro was
the provider, this time the Colombian pick-pocketed a lethargic Dove Wome
before sending his attacking partner through on goal; the Zimbabwean provided a
cool finish into the roof of the net.