Pirates outclass Sundowns

2012-11-07 21:52

Pretoria - Mamelodi Sundowns slipped to the bottom of the Absa Premiership table after they were defeated 3-1 by Orlando Pirates at Loftus Versfeld on Wednesday night.
Sundowns couldn’t afford anymore slip-ups in the league and they got off to the brighter start when Teko Modise’s sixth minute free-kick narrowly went over the cross bar.
A moment of brilliance proved to be the difference in the opening stages when Thulasizwe Mbuyane tapped home a well placed cross to put the side ahead against the run of play, six minutes later.
It was a frustrating moment for Sundowns as they struggled to make anything from all their possession, with their own fans jeering Eleazar Rodgers for not being able to convert his chances.
Pirates doubled their lead, just before the break, when the Sea Robbers left Sundowns’ defence exposed with some great one-two passing which saw Takesure Chinyama curl an effort at goal from the edge of the D to make the scoreline 2-0.
The same Sundowns eleven turned out at the start of the second half and they once again conceded possession in the final third when Daine Klate forced Wayne Sandilands into making a great save by his near post.
The Brazilians were in need of a change and they brought in Nyasha Mushekwi in place of Elias Pelembe to help give Rodgers some extra support for the remaining 30 minutes of the game.
Sifiso Myeni became the first player booked in the game, with just 15 minutes to go, after he was heard protesting too much, before Rodgers came off for Edward Manqele just minutes later.
Sundowns seemed to have run out of steam and couldn’t do much to keep Myeni at bay when he curled in a snapshot into the top corner of the goal to make the scoreline 3-0 with eight minutes to play.
Only a consolation goal could hand Sundowns some reprieve in their pain when Manqele hit a half volley, from two-yards out, into the back of the net with seven minutes to be played.


  • Sydney Myzer Mokgotho - 2012-11-07 22:36

    The game was very nice to watch with no fear as we all knows that Sundowns will never defeat this elephant since born-date so i enjoyed the game nor more turny back i want Orlando Pirates to shut-up the mouth out. Shaphaaaaaaar bhaka malema love of de game. MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUNSHINE. It is time to enjoy none stop.......

  • MrThreeZeroFive - 2012-11-08 02:17

    Take that haters...

  • Marvin Simelane - 2012-11-08 07:33

    they must just fire the coach...i dont see sundowns wining any games as long as that coach i there they have all the arsenal than any other team in the PSL..he is using formations...

  • odgar.oddy - 2012-11-08 07:33

    why Rogers why? maybe it is BEE

  • bmaestro - 2012-11-08 08:33

    i blame the coach for sundowns' poor performance lately,he(sundowns coach) have got very capable players on his disposal but he is undecided and seem very confused as to who to play and who to put on the bench.high time sundowns show that man the door

      luvuyo.zihle - 2012-11-08 18:33

      Every one deserve buanch a downs bcz have 9 strikers .Lixobonga kunjalo ibhakaniya. Rise khosi rise.

  • sango.jika - 2012-11-08 09:08

    last night's game proves that the loss against celtics was a mistake it wasn't suppose to happen. Reja joy ibhakaniya leyaphumela.

  • cosmas.ngwenya - 2012-11-08 09:45

    Up the feels so good this morning, what a determined all round perfomance from the Bucs, thats team spirit, we aint loosing any game now, cum 8th december, and lets wallop Gays R Thieves!

  • byron.mothiba - 2012-11-08 09:58

    AH Sundowns go DOWN yet again...makes me embarrassed for being a Mamelodian, but its my team and I got to love them with all there F***-ups

  • luvuyo.zihle - 2012-11-08 18:38

    Even jome de time was no: 16 told midia dat he fight for no: 1 . So at all down will tak leage.

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