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2017/05/04 | 19:30 |  South African PSL | Bidvest Stadium, Johannesburg |  Full Time
Absa Premiership

As it happened: Bidvest Wits 1-0 Orlando Pirates

2017-05-04 19:01
Last Updated at 10:43
04 May 21:40

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04 May 21:37
KJell Jonevret: "We must admit when we were beaten by the better side and Wits were better in all aspects. We didn't even win one corner."
04 May 21:24
Gavin Hunt: "I told my players before the game that one goal will win this, I'm happy for Cuthbert because he's been working hard."
04 May 21:20

FULL-TIME: Bidvest Wits 1-0 Orlando Pirates

The Clever Boys get a crucial win and go 3 points clear at the top of the Absa Premiership table.

04 May 21:18
91' Matlaba concedes a free-kick on Pule as Wits were looking to counter.
04 May 21:17
90' The fourth official signals a minimum of 3 minutes of additional time will be played.
04 May 21:15
87' Wits slowing the clock down by making their final substitution as Maliele Pule replaces Gabadinho Mhango.
04 May 21:13
86' Mhango causing mayhem in the Pirates box as the Buccaneers struggle to clear the ball away from danger.
04 May 21:12
85' Happy Jele hits a powerful shot from range but Tyson does well to stand firm and head the ball away. The ball must have come off second best there.
04 May 21:11
81' Pirates are enjoying the bulk of possession but have been sloppy with the ball with Wits happy to sit back and absorb the pressure.
04 May 21:06
78' Pirates make their final change as Wome replaces Rakhale.
04 May 21:05
76' Thabo Qalinge with an excellent chance at the far post but he puts his header wide as the bounce of the ball deceives him. 
04 May 21:02
74' Wits make their second change as Elias Pelembe replaces Phakamani Mahlambi.
04 May 21:00
71' A breakdown in communication as Monari looks to play in Mahlambi but the attacker makes the wrong run leaving the ball behind.
04 May 20:58
70' Orlando Pirates make a double substitution as Tendai Ndoro and Thabo Qalinge replaces Ayanda Gcaba and Makola.
04 May 20:57
69' Mhango forces the Pirates keeper to make a good save from the resulting free-kick.
04 May 20:55
68' A foul on the edge of the area by Jele on Mhango in a very dangerous position just outside the box.
04 May 20:54
65' The referee stops play for a head injury to allow Gabuza to receive medical attention.
04 May 20:49
62' Moeneeb Josephs shows his experience as he gets his angles right to make a crucial save from a Rakhale shot.
04 May 20:48
55' A masterstroke by Gavin Hunt as substitute Cuthbert Malajila gives the Clever Boys the lead.
04 May 20:42
04 May 20:41
54' Gcaba concedes a corner kick from an attempted cross by Frosler.
04 May 20:40
53' Rakhale hits another dangerous low cross across the Wits box but Gabuza fails to get on the end of it.
04 May 20:39
52' Pirates look to have started the second half the stronger of the two sides.
04 May 20:38
50' Free-kick to Pirates inside their own box as Tyson is adjudged to have climbed on the back of a Pirates defender.
04 May 20:36
49' Chance of the game so far as Rakhale just fails to direct a Phungwayo low cross at the far post and hits the side netting from two-yards out.
04 May 20:35
47' Oupa Manyisa caught offside as he makes his run in behind the Wits defence a split-second too early.
04 May 20:33
45' Half-time change for Wits as Cuthbert Malajila replaces Sifiso Myeni
04 May 20:18

HALF-TIME: Bidvest Wits 0-0 Orlando Pirates.

It ends goalless in the first half but there's been no lack of trying as both teams have played with attacking intent.

04 May 20:16
45' The fourth official signals one additional minute of stoppage time will be played.
04 May 20:14
43' Pirates are enjoying a bit more of the possession now and are starting to play their distinct short-passing game.
04 May 20:13
41' Pirates playing their unique fluid style of football where the midfield of Manyisa, Makola and Rakhale are interchanging with Matlaba his usual attacking self.
04 May 20:10
39' From the resulting free-kick Makola hits a low shot through the wall that Josephs hangs on to.
04 May 20:10
38' Thulani Hlatshwayo then immediately concedes a free-kick in a dangerous area just outside the box for a dangerous lunge.
04 May 20:09
37' Motshwari gets a talking to from referee Victor Gomes for holding onto Rakhale after the Pirates attacker pulled off a neat turn.
04 May 20:07
35' Rakhale puts in a dangerous cross that the Wits defence fail to deal with at first. The Clever Boys clear the ball and start an attack that Happy Jele does well to deal with.
04 May 20:04
33' Excellent splitting pass by Motshwari to find Hlanti but the Wits defender hits a woeful cross directly behind for a goal kick.
04 May 20:03
30' Monare does well to create a yard of space on Matlaba with a burst of pace down the right flank but the Pirates goalkeeper does well to gather.
04 May 20:00
29' Monare does well to find a yard on Matlaba down the right and fires in a cross that Mpontshane does well to gather.
04 May 19:58
27' Wits are looking to press Pirates high up the pitch and force the Buccaneers into making a mistake.
04 May 19:56
25' Word has just come through that Mamelodi Sundowns have been held against Platinum Stars. Can Wits take advantage.
04 May 19:55
23' Gavin Hunt giving his side instructions to be a bit more compact as they've looked easy to expose defensively.
04 May 19:51

19' Myeni wastes an excellent chance after being played in through on goal but takes a disappointing first touch.

Sarr is really having a tough start to the game after giving the ball away in a dangerous area.

04 May 19:49
17' Wow! an awesome bit of skill by Myeni who makes Mobara show him his number before pulling off a cheeky shibobo! Mobara understandably kicks out at Myeni.
04 May 19:46
15' Mahango does well down the left and breaks to the byline but Matlaba does well to recover and concedes a corner kick.
04 May 19:44
12' Mahango is caught offside as he goes a bit too early in trying to get on the end of a ball over the top by Bongani Khumalo.
04 May 19:41
9' Abubakar Mubara tests Moeneeb Josephs with the first attempt at goal but the Wits stopper does well to get low and parry the ball away.
04 May 19:40
8' Thamsanqa Gabuza is caught offside after failing to track back quickly enough.
04 May 19:38
7' Both teams are playing an expansive style of football with Wits moving away from their direct football and are looking to knock it around.
  • 71'

    (Orlando Pirates) makes a substitution, with Thabo Qalinge coming on for Mpho Makola.

  • 90'

    The final whistle goes and the game is over.

  • 90'

    Unfair challenge on Vincent Pule by Thabo Matlaba results in a free kick. Moeneeb Josephs takes the free kick.

  • 87'

    Vincent Pule on for Gabadinho Mhango.

  • 80'

    Corner taken by Elias Pelembe from the right by-line. Clearance made by Mpho Makola.

  • 79'

    Corner taken by Elias Pelembe.

  • 76'

    Thabo Rakhale leaves the field to be replaced by Dove Wome.

  • 74'

    The referee blows for offside. (Bidvest Wits) makes a substitution, with Elias Pelembe coming on for Phakamani Mahlambi. Free kick taken by Happy Jele.

  • 74'

    Cuthbert Malajila is ruled offside. Elias Pelembe on for Phakamani Mahlambi.

  • 72'

    Free kick awarded for a foul by Thabang Monare on Patrick Phungwayo. Mpho Makola crosses the ball in from the free kick. Moeneeb Josephs catches the ball.

  • 70'

    Corner taken by Cuthbert Malajila.

  • 70'

    Gabadinho Mhango takes a shot. Diving save by Siyabonga Mpontshane.

  • 70'

    Tendai Ndoro joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ayanda Gcaba.

  • 68'

    Gabadinho Mhango fouled by Happy Jele, the ref awards a free kick. Phakamani Mahlambi takes the free kick.

  • 68'

    Free kick awarded for a foul by Mpho Makola on S'fiso Hlanti. Free kick taken by Moeneeb Josephs.

  • 66'

    Thabo Rakhale fouled by Gabadinho Mhango, the ref awards a free kick. Thabo Rakhale restarts play with the free kick.

  • 62'

    Thabo Rakhale takes a shot. Moeneeb Josephs parries the ball away.

  • 59'

    Corner from the right by-line taken by Cuthbert Malajila. Siyabonga Mpontshane gets a fist to the ball to punch .

  • 55'

    Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phumlani Ntshangase by Patrick Phungwayo. Free kick taken by Gabadinho Mhango.

  • 57'

    Foul by Mpho Makola on Gabadinho Mhango, free kick awarded. Phakamani Mahlambi restarts play with the free kick.

  • 56'

    Cuthbert Malajila grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Bidvest Wits 1-0 Orlando Pirates.Gabadinho Mhango provided the assist for the goal.

  • 55'

    Patrick Phungwayo challenges Phumlani Ntshangase unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Phumlani Ntshangase.

  • 54'

    Corner taken by Cuthbert Malajila from the right by-line. Siyabonga Mpontshane safely holds on.

  • 50'

    The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Ayanda Gcaba.

  • 46'

    Corner taken by Gabadinho Mhango.

  • 45'

    Cuthbert Malajila joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sifiso Myeni.

  • 45'

    The match restarts for the second half.

  • 45'

    The ref blows to end the first period.

  • 45'

    Free kick awarded for a foul by Thabang Monare on Patrick Phungwayo. Free kick taken by Patrick Phungwayo.

  • 45'

    Foul by Gabadinho Mhango on Mpho Makola, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ayanda Gcaba.

  • 41'

    Happy Jele fouled by Reeve Frosler, the ref awards a free kick. Ayanda Gcaba takes the free kick.

  • 40'

    Corner taken by Sifiso Myeni from the left by-line.

  • 38'

    Issa Sarr fouled by Thulani Hlatshwayo, the ref awards a free kick. Oupa Manyisa takes the free kick.

  • 37'

    Mpho Makola takes a shot.

  • 37'

    Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Motshwari on Oupa Manyisa. Free kick taken by Thabo Rakhale.

  • 25'

    Corner taken by Sifiso Myeni. Header by Bongani Khumalo misses to the right of the target.

  • 22'

    Unfair challenge on Mpho Makola by Reeve Frosler results in a free kick. Mpho Makola crosses the ball in from the free kick. Moeneeb Josephs punches the ball.

  • 21'

    Abbubaker Mobara concedes a free kick for a foul on Reeve Frosler. Moeneeb Josephs takes the free kick.

  • 20'

    Sifiso Myeni delivers the ball. Siyabonga Mpontshane safely holds on.

  • 16'

    Abbubaker Mobara challenges Sifiso Myeni unfairly and gives away a free kick. Bongani Khumalo restarts play with the free kick.

  • 15'

    Corner taken by Sifiso Myeni from the left by-line. Clearance made by Thabo Matlaba.

  • 13'

    Gabadinho Mhango is caught offside. Siyabonga Mpontshane takes the free kick.

  • 10'

    Sifiso Myeni takes a shot. Siyabonga Mpontshane safely holds on.

  • 6'

    Corner taken by Sifiso Myeni from the left by-line. Siyabonga Mpontshane gets a fist to the ball to punch .

  • 5'

    Corner from the left by-line taken by Sifiso Myeni.

  • 0'

    The match begins.

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Bidvest Wits Orlando Pirates
  • 1 Goals 0
    • 56' Cuthbert Malajila
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Thulani Hlatshwayo
  • Bongani Khumalo
  • Thabang Monare
  • S'fiso Hlanti
  • Moeneeb Josephs
  • Gabadinho Mhango
  • Sifiso Myeni
  • Phakamani Mahlambi
  • Ben Motshwari
  • Reeve Frosler
  • Phumlani Ntshangase
  • 3
  • 4
  • 8
  • 13
  • 16
  • 17
  • 23
  • 27
  • 30
  • 33
  • 41
  • 2
  • 4
  • 5
  • 8
  • 18
  • 20
  • 21
  • 25
  • 31
  • 40
  • 45
  • Ayanda Gcaba
  • Happy Jele
  • Mpho Makola
  • Thabo Matlaba
  • Issa Sarr
  • Oupa Manyisa
  • Patrick Phungwayo
  • Thabo Rakhale
  • Thamsanqa Gabuza
  • Siyabonga Mpontshane
  • Abbubaker Mobara
  • Darren Keet
  • Eleazar Rodgers
  • Mogakolodi Ngele
  • Elias Pelembe
  • Vincent Pule
  • Cuthbert Malajila
  • James Keene
  • 1
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 25
  • 28
  • 6
  • 7
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 34
  • 35
  • Gladwin Shitolo
  • Tendai Ndoro
  • Gift Motupa
  • Thabo Qalinge
  • Jackson Mabokgwane
  • Ntsikelelo Nyauza
  • Dove Wome

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