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2017/09/19 | 20:30 |  South African PSL | FNB Stadium, Johannesburg |  Full Time
Absa Premiership

As it happened: Pirates 1-0 CT City

2017-09-19 21:30
Last Updated at 08:26
19 Sep 21:26

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19 Sep 21:24
Thabo Qalinge has been awarded the Man of the Match
19 Sep 21:23
Cape Town City suffer their second defeat of the season while Orlando Pirates continue their good start to the Premiership. 
19 Sep 21:22
19 Sep 21:20
92' Sandilands shown a yellow card for time wasting
19 Sep 21:19
90' Three minutes of additional time added on...
19 Sep 21:14

A weird bit of goalkeeping from Walters as he leaves the ball following a cross from Pirates lofted into a dangerous area. 

Qalinge gets his boot on the ball and slots the ball home as it hits the post and crosses the line. 

19 Sep 21:14

82' GOAL!

19 Sep 21:09
80' Pirates 0-0 City
19 Sep 21:05


Pirates - 1

City - 6

19 Sep 20:56
Meanwhile, Nyatama has been booked for a challenge in the middle of the park.
19 Sep 20:53
63' City have been the sharper of the two teams but have to make good use of their chances. 
19 Sep 20:48
58' Pirates sub: Kutumela on for Makola
19 Sep 20:41
51' 17-year-old Lyle Foster is welcomed to the field in replace of Bernard Morrison.
19 Sep 20:39
50' CHANCE! Majoro looks to connect the ball with his head but is defended well against.
19 Sep 20:34
45' Second half is underway...
19 Sep 20:17
19 Sep 20:15
45' two minutes of additional time added on..
19 Sep 20:13
42' Putsche being attended to by City medical team as he holds his thigh. The midfielder has only recently returned to action following a lengthy injury layoff. 
19 Sep 20:08
37' It's hard not to be critical of Pirates as their decision making have been lacking in this encounter especially on the counter attack.
19 Sep 20:04


Majoro tussles Sandilands for the ball in a threatening area and sees the ball cross the goal line... However, the official waves for a free-kick for Pirates.

19 Sep 20:03
28' Pirates losing the ball in the midfield area too easily and living dangerously, however, City have not been able to capitalise.
19 Sep 19:51
20' Orlando Pirates 0-0 Cape Town City
19 Sep 19:51
18' Pirates and City putting in the yards now but have to make all their chances count. 
19 Sep 19:47
16' It's an opening tie now as Sandilands once again denies Ayanda Patosi from a good position.
19 Sep 19:46
14' CHANCE! Putsche very unlucky as Sandilands punches away a goal bound header. 
19 Sep 19:44
13' LAKAY! His free-kick is saved by Sandilands and knocked out for a corner kick!
19 Sep 19:44
13' Lakay with a darting run from the right flank but is fouled by a Bucs player.
19 Sep 19:42
11' Musa Nyatama! Should have been a goal. After a scramble for possession Bucs defender sees his shot loft over the cross bar. 
19 Sep 19:40

10' CHANCE! 

More fluidity now as Walters palms away a fine save to deny Lorch from close range.

19 Sep 19:40
6' A slow start to this match as both sides struggle to hold on to the ball. 
19 Sep 19:35
3' City awarded a free-kick just outside the box and Ayanda Patosi is standing behind the ball. However, the 24-year-olds strike is over the cross bar. Needs to keep on target!
19 Sep 19:33
After changing their defense against Chiefs last week, City coach McCarthy has once again opted to make changes to his back five. 
19 Sep 19:30
1' First half is underway...
19 Sep 19:27
The pre-match proceedings are underway as the players walk out the tunnel.
19 Sep 19:23
Fresh from a win over Ajax Cape Town and a 1-1 draw against Maritzburg United, the Soweto giants are confident of claiming a victory in Soweto.
19 Sep 19:23
Coach Milutin Sredojevic has led Pirates to two wins in the league and as many draws. Their mission is to continue to collect points and keep their unbeaten run intact.
19 Sep 19:23
On the other hand, the Buccaneers are yet to taste defeat in their league campaign, and at home they will be a tough customer.
19 Sep 19:23
However, meeting his former employers away from home, McCarthy is aware that this will not be an easy affair as both sides want the full three points.
19 Sep 19:22
They beat Polokwane City and Bidvest Wits twice in the semifinals as well as two league wins over Platinum Stars and the Clever Boys.
19 Sep 19:22
Apart from their league loss, coach Benni McCarthy's men have had a great start in all competitions as they managed to reach the MTN8 final.
19 Sep 19:22
The Citizens are fresh from a two-match unbeaten run in the league, but their bright start came to a halt when they lost 2-0 to Kaizer Chiefs last Wednesday.
  • 93'

    FULL TIME: The referee brings an end to the match which sees Pirates claim all 3 points. It was the 17-year old Foster in the end who set up the winning goal for Qalinge to tap home. Full Time at the FNB Stadium: Orlando Pirates 1-0 Cape Town City.

  • 90'

    There will be a minimum of 3 minutes added time.

  • 84'

    Cape Town City look visibly distraught having conceded so late, and don't look like they have it in them to fight for an equaliser.

  • 81'

    GOAL! Pirates take the lead through Qalinge! Foster crosses into the area from the right, with Qalinge tapping home at the back post! Walters has made a real mess of that one for City as he really should have punched the cross away to safety! Pirates 1-0

  • 76'

    Substitution for Pirates: Memela comes on for Lorch in a tactical switch.

  • 75'

    Huge chance for Pirates! Foster is played through inside the area on the left side, but can't place his shot on target past the onrushing Walters! Cape Town City are able to clear the ball which didn't generate enough power to go out of play.

  • 72'

    Double substitution for Cape Town City: Victor Obinna and Dove come on for Patosi and Majoro in a tactical switch.

  • 69'

    Chance for Pirates! Foster is picked out inside the area, finds a yard of space and finesses his low effort past the right post! Huge chance for Pirates to gain the lead there.

  • 67'

    Chance for Pirates! Dube finds space down the right and fizzes the ball across the face of goal, but no-one is there to finish it off!

  • 62'

    Yellow card: Nyatama (Pirates) is booked for a late challenge in the middle of the park.

  • 60'

    Big chance for Cape Town City! The free kick is crossed low into the area, with Majoro hitting his first time on target, but it's blocked by a wall of Pirates defenders!

  • 59'

    Koapeng is fouled on the right side of the area, and Cape Town City have a free kick in a good crossing position.

  • 55'

    Cape Town City whip a corner into the area, but it's headed clear by Maela. Nyatama tries to lead a counter-attack for Pirates, but his long ball finds its way to the keeper's hands.

  • 52'

    Substitution for Pirates: Foster comes on for Morrison in a tactical switch.

  • 51'

    Majoro heads wide for City! A cross is delivered in well from the left, but the striker's deflected header goes out for a corner.

  • 48'

    Qalinge whips a cross into the City area forcing Walters to punch away to safety!

  • 46'

    SECOND HALF: Cape Town City get the match restarted! One change for City at half time as Koapeng replaces Putsche.

  • 46'

    HALF TIME: We're goalless at the break. City were denied a goal after the referee disallowed Majoro's opener. Both goalkeepers have come up with great stops. Pirates 0-0 CT City.

  • 45'

    There will be two minutes of added time at the end of the half.

  • 41'

    Just over five minutes to go at the end of the half.

  • 39'

    The game is a bit stop-start at the moment as a number of fouls take place in midfield. There's another break so that a Mkhize can receive treatment.

  • 35'

    Sandilands receives a bit of treatment following the disallowed goal, but replays seem to suggest that the referee made the right call as it appeared Majoro kicked the ball out of Sandilands' hands illegally.

  • 34'

    GOAL DISALLOWED! City think they've taken the lead but the referee blows for a foul. A ball is fizzed across the face where Majoro bundles the ball over the line but he's kicked Sandilands in the face in the process. Debatable call from the officials.

  • 30'

    There's a break in play so a Pirates player can receive treatment. Both sides use the opportunity to take on some tactical advice from the touchline. Play resumes.

  • 25'

    Half a chance! Walters is out to block the threat posed by Morrison on who nearly gets on the end of a brilliant through ball. The Ghanaian applauds the service, as he jumps over the goalkeeper.

  • 20'

    The game has opened up quite a bit, with both sides having their fair share of chances and both goalkeepers proving their worth.

  • 16'

    Chance! Sandilands does well to parry out Lakay's long-range effort for a corner.

  • 15'

    Chance! Pirates appeal for a penalty after Morrison's powerful effort is blocked at close quarters. The referee waves play on. No doubt that Pirates are dominating at the moment.

  • 12'

    Chance! Nyatama blasts the ball wildly over the goal after a Pirates corner. That could've been the opener. Meanwhile, at the other end a City corner is well plucked out the air by Sandilands.

  • 10'

    Chance! Morrison plays a brilliant through ball for Lorch but City goalkeeper Walters does well to send the Pirates man wide, before saving his shot for a corner.

  • 8'

    The ball falls kindly for Nodada on the edge of the box but his wayward shot-turned-cross is blocked out.

  • 4'

    Patosi takes the resulting free-kick but his shot is a poor one and the ball sails high and wide.

  • 4'

    Matlaba is lucky to escape a booking for a poor challenge on Matsi outside the area. The visitors will look to capitalise from the resulting free-kick in a good position.

  • 3'

    Both sides are still getting a feel for the ball in the early moments. Jele looked to break down the right but his cross into the middle is blocked for a throw.

  • 1'

    KICK OFF: We're underway at the FNB Stadium.

  • 0'

    Orlando Pirates head into the match unbeaten following Friday's 0-0 draw at Maritzburg United. Cape Town City suffered a 2-0 home defeat last time out against Chiefs.

  • 0'

    Cape Town City XI: Walters, Mkize, Fielies, Johannes, Seedat, Putsche, Matsi, Nodada, Lakay, Patosi, Majoro. Substitutes: Stephens, Kobola, Edmilson, Gumede, Obinna, Nana, Letsie.

  • 0'

    Orlando Pirates XI: Sandilands, Jele, Nyauza, Maela, Dube, Matlaba, Nyatama, Qalinge, Makola, Lorch, Morrison. Substitutes: Mabokgwane, van Heerdan, Sarr, Rakhale, Memela, Foster, Kutumela.

  • 0'

    Good evening and welcome to our coverage of tonight's PSL clash between Orlando Pirates and Cape Town City, live from the FNB Stadium.

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  • 1 Goals 0
    • 82' Thabo Qalinge
  • 2 Yellow Cards 0
    • 60' Musa Nyatama
    • 90' Wayne Sandilands
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Thembinkosi Lorch
  • Happy Jele
  • Mpho Makola
  • Thabo Matlaba
  • Bernard Morrison
  • Musa Nyatama
  • Thabo Qalinge
  • Innocent Maela
  • Mthokozisi Dube
  • Wayne Sandilands
  • Ntsikelelo Nyauza
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  • 34
  • 1
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  • 12
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  • 19
  • 23
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  • 45
  • Shu-Aib Walters
  • Thami Mkhize
  • Ebrahim Seedat
  • Lyle Lakay
  • Ayanda Patosi
  • Taariq Fielies
  • Robyn Johannes
  • Roland Putsche
  • Mpho Matsi
  • Thabo Nodada
  • Lehlohonolo Majoro
  • Amigo Memela
  • Jackson Mabokgwane
  • Issa Sarr
  • Lyle Foster
  • Thabiso Kutumela
  • Thabo Rakhale
  • Marc Heerden
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  • 36
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  • 9
  • 14
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  • 32
  • Vincent Kobola
  • Edmilson Dove
  • Letsie Koapeng
  • Nana Akosah-Bempah
  • Victor Obinna
  • Tshepo Gumede
  • Sage Stephens

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