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As it happened: Bidvest Wits 1-0 Kaizer Chiefs

2017-11-18 14:21
Last Updated at
18 Nov 17:54
That is all folks, thanks for choosing Sport24 for the LIVE coverage of the Telkom Knockout semi-final clash between Bidvest Wits and Kaizer Chiefs.
18 Nov 17:52
18 Nov 17:44

Steve Komphela: "We were poor first half but we were much better in the second half.

"With the red card we suffered and the lesson is that the mistakes we made were just crucial. In matches of this calibre you have to take your chances."

18 Nov 17:43

Gavin Hunt: "First half very good, we kept the ball but it looked like we didn't want to score the second one and that was disappointing.

"They caused us a few problems second half but that's what happens in football. Now onto bigger things this week."

18 Nov 17:30
Man of the Match: Xola Mlambo
18 Nov 17:28

Full-Time: Bidvest Wits 1-0 Kaizer Chiefs

Steve Komphela's search for a trophy continues as James Keene gives Wits the win as they advance to the Telkom Knockout final.

18 Nov 17:26
90' The fourth official signals a minimum of 4 added minutes will be played.
18 Nov 17:19
89' Steven Pienaar goes into the referee's book for failing to get back ten yards.
18 Nov 17:15
86' Molangoane goes into the referee's book for a late challenge on Pelembe.
18 Nov 17:13
83' Wits make their second change as Pelembe replaces goalscorer James Keene.
18 Nov 17:11
81' Chiefs win a corner but Hlanti does well to head clear Shabba's cross.
18 Nov 17:08
78' Chiefs make their third and final change as Philani Zuu is replaced by crowd favourite Hendrick Ekstein.
18 Nov 17:07
77' Wits with their backs to the wall as they come under increasing pressure by the away side. Wits have failed to adapt to playing against 10 men.
18 Nov 17:03
73' Zuma goes close again after being played in by Shabba but Keet does well to rush off his line and gets a vital touch on the ball to smother the attacker' effort.
18 Nov 17:01
68' Wits make their first change as Steven Pienaar replaces Daine Klate.
18 Nov 16:58
65' Zuma almost makes an immediate impact as he bends a shot from the edge of the area just wide.
18 Nov 16:55
64' Kaizer Chiefs make their second change as Dumisane Zuma replaces Bernard Parker.
18 Nov 16:53
62' Some confusion as Victor Gomes refuses to allow Keene back on the field as he has changed his jersey to one without a number. Keene rejoins the action after finally getting the correct jersey.
18 Nov 16:49
58' Play is stopped to allow James Keene to receive attention for a head injury after a clash with Molangoane who seemed to go into the challenge with a leading elbow.
18 Nov 16:45
54' The Chiefs fans rise to their feet after a bulldozing run down the right flank by Katsande. The Chiefs midfielder seems determined get his side back on level terms.
18 Nov 16:43
52' Referee Victo Gomes stops play again as an increasingly frustrated Chiefs side are letting their discipline slip as Paez leaves a bit on Keet after the keeper collected an attempted through ball.
18 Nov 16:41
49' Chiefs with their best chance of the game as Paez is clear in behind the Wits defence down the right flank with Shabba wide open in the middle but the covering Hlanti snuffs out the danger.
18 Nov 16:39
48' Play is stopped for an off the ball incident as George Maluleka body-checked Gamal.
18 Nov 16:37

47' Chiefs make an early change as Cardoso is replaced by Paez.

18 Nov 16:36
46' We're back underway in the second half.
18 Nov 16:21
Half-Time: James Keene gives The Students a half-time lead over 10-men Kaizer Chiefs as we head into the break.
18 Nov 16:16
45' The fourth official signals a minimum of 3 added minutes will be played.
18 Nov 16:14
42' The Chiefs fans are giving the referee all kinds of stick after a two-footed challenge by Gamal on Molangoane that goes unpunished.
18 Nov 16:13
41' George Maluleka with an audacious effort from his own half as he tries to catch Keet off his line but his effort sails over the crossbar.
18 Nov 16:08
35' Keene almost doubles the lead with another chance but fires his header just off target this time.
18 Nov 16:06
28' James Keene gives The Clever Boys the lead with a clinical header after the ball was headed back into the area by Mkhwanazi!
18 Nov 16:05
18 Nov 16:00
27' Willard Katsande receives a yellow for excessively challenging the decision.
18 Nov 15:59
26' Straight red for Wiseman Meyiwa who appeared to stamp Daine Klate who was lying on the ground for a previous challenge.
18 Nov 15:56
24' Wits coach Gavin Hunt's decision to play with three at the back seems to be working as his side are dominating possession as well as nullifying the away side's attacking threat.
18 Nov 15:54
21' Mathoho with Chiefs' best chance of the game as he beats Keet to an in-swinging cross but fails to keep his headed effort down.
18 Nov 15:51
19' Mlambo nearly plays in Klate in behind the Chiefs defence but the ball is just over-hit as Khune gathers.
18 Nov 15:49
16' Wits have a penalty appeal turned down as Mathoho seems to foul Gamal inside the area but the Egyptian striker seemed to have gone easily to ground. Referee Victor Gomes heads to the Wits bench to calm down a visibly upset Gavin Hunt.

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