Orlando Pirates
2 - 2
Cape Town City
2018/09/19 | 19:30 |  South African PSL | Orlando Stadium, Soweto |  Full Time
Absa Premiership

As it happened: Pirates 2-2 CT City

2018-09-19 21:30
Last Updated at 14:19
19 Sep 21:31

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19 Sep 21:30
The draw sees Pirates move ahead of Chiefs in third place while City move one place up to 11th position.
19 Sep 21:28
Pirates maintained their possession in the second-half but in the 69th minutes Patosi pulled of a half-volley before getting his second courtesy of free-kick intended for Mthembu to tap in only for the striker to slip the ball pass the Pirates defence and 'keeper. 
19 Sep 21:26
The Buccaneers started off the encounter with great intensity which saw them take the lead through Mulengu and Maela. However, the last 15 minutes of the first-half saw City crawl back and show grit of wanting to get a goal or two back. 
19 Sep 21:21
93' FULL-TIME: Orlando Pirates 2-2 Cape Town City
19 Sep 21:18
90' Mulenga darts passed a few players in City's penalty area as blue shirts shuffle around to get it off him and Dove is eventually the one to get hold of the ball and clear the danger ...
19 Sep 21:16
87' Pirates look to be holding on firmly as City go in search for the winner now ...
19 Sep 21:16
86' Nodada receives a yellow card ...
19 Sep 21:11
82' Micho spoke about complacency after their victory on Saturday against SuperSport ... so the scoreline right now after such a strong start ... he was right!
19 Sep 21:07
80' You have to say that the last 50/60 minutes of the match, City have slowly dug deep and show that they can climb back into the match.
19 Sep 21:05
From a free-kick on the left flank, Patosi drills in a low cross towards a charging Mthembu who then leaves it to hit the back of the net passing two Pirates defenders along with the 'keeper. 
19 Sep 21:03
19 Sep 21:00
Incredible half-volley strike by Patosi makes things interesting for the rest of the match. 
19 Sep 20:57
19 Sep 20:57
67' Martin comes on for Cupido
19 Sep 20:56
65' Mlambo finding enough space on the edge of the box wihis is congested with blue players and pulls the trigger only for Leeuwenburgh to get a palm on it.
19 Sep 20:53
62' Pule is replace with Memela coming on
19 Sep 20:47

57' City have a free-kick in a dangerous position and Links and Patosi step up.

Patosi is the one who strikes the ball past the wall butthe keeper does well to control it in the corner.

19 Sep 20:42
54' CHANCE! Norodien nearly close with his effort from inside the box. Angry at himself for not putting that in the back of the net.
19 Sep 20:39
51' City giving it ago but losing balls from simple passing mistakes as Dove's return ball to Links is blocked by a Pirates player ...
19 Sep 20:38
48' Pirates continue where they left off. They make their way into the City box with good work from Lorch and Matlaba. The final header is just off target.
19 Sep 20:36
45' Second-half is underway ... 
19 Sep 20:17
19 Sep 20:15
42' A bit of improvement as Kwanda Mngonyama has since taken charge of the City defence.
19 Sep 20:13
38' Mulenga receives another long lofted ball in the City penalty area and he wins a corner. This time City clear the corner.
19 Sep 20:10
36' Norodien not hiding his frustration with the referee's decision as he is denied a corner in what looks like a clear deflection of Maela.
19 Sep 20:08
33' Pressure continuing to come from Pirates with Lorch, Pule, Mako and Mulenga doing the most so far. Applying enough pressure on City's defence while their movement inbetween the gaps have been catching City off guard.
19 Sep 20:04
30' City too often taking the ball out wide with either Links or Norodien but both players get knocked off the ball fairly or run out of steam with no support. 
19 Sep 19:58
27' Mpontshane! What a save as he knocks away a dangerous cross from Patosi that was screaming to be headed.
19 Sep 19:57
24' Pirates have had seven shots at goal with four hitting the target while City have had two attempts on bullseye. 
19 Sep 19:54
22' What I have noticed is that Pirates have a good balance between attack and defence with City struggling to break down their accurate passing. 
19 Sep 19:53
20' Pirates with 63% of the possession 
19 Sep 19:49

Innocent Maela heads home from a corner kick. City failing to deal with the clearance and Buccaneers have a cushion lead now. 

19 Sep 19:47
19 Sep 19:46
11' City looking rattled at the moment. Lacking leadership out on the field. Need to string along a few good passes to gain confidence on the ball.
19 Sep 19:42

An incredible long ball sent from Lorch out to a chasing Mulenga, who then brings the ball down magnificently before knocking it beyond Leeuwenburgh's reach. 

Sizzling stuff from the Bucs!

19 Sep 19:38
19 Sep 19:37
5' Links causing concern for the Buccaneers on the left flank running at their back with urgency ...
19 Sep 19:35
3' Notably, bunch of fresh legs for City in the starting XI that lost Chiefs at Cape Town Stadium ...
19 Sep 19:34
McCarthy is not present in the dugout due to family ailment ... 
19 Sep 19:30
1' First half is underway ...
19 Sep 19:30
Cape Town City XI: Leeuwenburgh, Cupido, Mngonyama, Kouadja, Edmilson, Putsche, Nodada, Patosi, Norodien, Links, Rusike.
19 Sep 19:29
Orlando Pirates XI: Mpontshane, Jele, Nyauza, Matlaba, Mlambo, Motshwari, Lorch, Pule, Mako, Mulenga.
19 Sep 14:58
Benni won't 'park two busses' v Pirates
19 Sep 14:58
Micho warns Pirates players: Football can punch us back
19 Sep 14:44
*** KICK-OFF IS AT 19:30 ***
19 Sep 11:38
As City continue their quest to become one of the Premiership's big guns, tonight's clash will provide a crucial test of their credentials.
  • FULL-TIME: ORLANDO PIRATES 2-2 CAPE TOWN CITY. Great work by City to get a point out of this game after being completely outplayed in the first half. Somehow Pirates went to sleep after the break to let City back in. Thank you for joining us.

  • 90'

    We will have three minutes of time added on for stoppages.

  • 86'

    YELLOW! Oh dear! Thabo Nodada of Cape Town City is now also booked for foul play. In the meantime Kateregga has replaced Norodien.

  • 83'

    YELLOW! The bookings are mounting now. Both Craig Martin and Riyaad Norodien of City have been booked for silly fouls.

  • 81'

    YELLOW! Ben Motshwari of Orlando Pirates is booked for a foul on Martin.

  • 80'

    ORLANDO PIRATES 2-2 CAPE TOWN CITY. What a game and the scores are level with 10 minutes to go. What a strike by Patosi!

  • 77'

    GOAL, CAPE TOWN CITY, PATOSI! City win a free-kick on the edge of the Pirates box and Patosi curls it in past Mpontshane. He may have been unsighted.

  • 76'

    SUBSTITUTION: Orlando Pirates now bring on Onassis Mntambo to replace Thembinkosi Lorch.

  • 73'

    Mlambo and Matlaba combine well for Pirates and find some space, but unfortunately the final shot at goal is wide.

  • 69'

    GOAL, CAPE TOWN CITY, PATOSI! Ayanda Patosi scores for City with a cracking left-foot volley. They deserved to pull one back after the way they started the second half.

  • 68'

    SUBSTITUTION: Cape Town City make another change. Craig Martin replaces Keanu Cupido.

  • 67'

    Mlambo does well to find some space and his pressure leads to another Pirates corner.

  • 65'

    SUBSTITUTION: Pule has picked up an injury and unfortunately leaves the field and he has been replaced for Orlando Pirates by Memela.

  • 62'

    SUBSTITUTION: Cape Town City make a change and Siphelele Mthembu replaces Matthew Rusike.

  • 60'

    City have been playing with confidence since the start of the second half and are looking dangerous. They have definitely controlled the second half tempo.

  • 57'

    City have a free-kick in a dangerous position. Patosi strikes it past the wall and Mponthsane. does well to control it.

  • 54'

    Norodien is definitely more involved now for City and he tries a long-range shot but it is too high and it flies over the cross-bar.

  • 51'

    City are slowly but surely getting into this game with some useful attacking and they are applying some pressure in the Pirates area.

  • 48'

    WIDE! Pirates continue where they left off. They make their way into the City box with good work from Lorch and Matlaba. The final header is just off target.

  • 46'

    Kick-off! We are back underway in the second half.

  • HALF-TIME: ORLANDO PIRATES 2-0 CAPE TOWN CITY. Pirates go into the break with a well deserved lead, while City will be looking for some answers on how to stop this Pirates machine. Please join us for the second half soon.

  • 45'

    We will have two minutes of time added on for stoppages.

  • 43'

    City concede another free-kick in a dangerous position. It is thankfully cleared by their defence. Norodien is down injured and we have a stoppage.

  • 41'

    Kwanda Mngonyama has now effectively taken charge of the City defence and there has been a little improvement.

  • 38'

    Mulenga receives another long lofted ball in the City penalty area and he wins a corner. This time City clear the corner.

  • 36'

    UNLUCKY! City are denied a corner after what looks like a clear deflection of Maela.

  • 33'

    Pirates are really putting their passes together with great confidence. They continue to apply the pressure on City.

  • 30'

    Pirates still have a two goal cushion at the half an hour mark.

  • 28'

    City secure a free-kick on the edge of the Pirates area, but the attempt at goal is punched away by Mpontshane.

  • 26'

    Pirates continue to enjoy more of the possession. We have a stoppage due to and injury to a City player.

  • 24'

    City build nicely through at least 20 passes and then a wayward pass goes into touch. What a waste!

  • 22'

    Leeuwenbergh is tested again as the Pirates pressure continues. Again he makes a good save.

  • 19'

    ORLANDO PIRATES 2-0 CAPE TOWN CITY. City need to do something here or this game will run away from them. They are two down and we have only had 19 minutes.

  • 16'

    GOAL, ORLANDO PIRATES, MAELA! The play continue after Pirates get the ball back and then Pule combines well with Maela, who heads it home into the back of the net.

  • 13'

    SAVE! Pirates secure a corner after a deflection off Kouassi and the keeper gets a boot in the way.

  • 11'

    CROSS-BAR! City launch an attack after the restart and the keeper is well and truly beaten. Norodien hits the post and then the rebound off Putsche is saved.

  • 9'

    GOAL, ORLANDO PIRATES, MULENGA! A good long lofted ball from Lorch into the area finds Mulenga, who slides it past the keeper.

  • 6'

    City launch an attack on the right via Putsche, but the cross into the area cannot find it's target.

  • 4'

    Pirates win the first free-kick after a challenge on Pule just outside the City penalty area. Pule takes the set-piece and it is wasted.

  • 1'

    Kick-off! We are underway here in Soweto. Pirates are playing to a 4-3-3 formation, while City will play 4-4-2.

  • 0'

    Pirates will miss Thamsanqa Gabuza, who is currently suspended.

  • 0'

    Team Cape Town City: 1 Leeuwenbergh, 15 Cupido, 45 Kwanda, 4 Kouassi, 5 Edmilson, 17 Norodien, 10 Patosi, 19 Putsche, 26 Nodada, 7 Links, 9 Rusike. Subs: 16 Stephens, Seedat, 23 Matsi, Baartman, Kateregga, 30 Martin, 25 Mthembu.

  • 0'

    Team Orlando Pirates: 40 Mpontshane, 4 Jele, 2 Nyauza, 23 Maela, 8 Matlaba, 20 Mlambo, 27 Motshwari, 3 Lorch, 45 Pule, 29 Mako, 17 Mulenga. Subs: 16 Mabokgwane, 35 Thopola, Da Silva, 12 Shonga, 32 Mntambo, 42 Maphangule, Memela.

  • 0'

    Pirates are currently fourth on the league table, while City are in 12th place.

  • 0'

    Pirates will be looking for a third successive victory, while Cape Town City have now gone four games without a win.

  • 0'

    Cape Town City on the other hand went down 4-1 against Kaizer Chiefs at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.

  • 0'

    Pirates will be in a confident mood after disposing of SuperSport United 3-1 in their last league game.

  • 0'

    Welcome to the Orlando Stadium for this ABSA Premiership clash between Orlando Pirates and Cape Town City.

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Orlando Pirates Cape Town City
  • 2 Goals 2
    • 8' Augustine Mulenga
    • 16' Innocent Maela
    • 69' Ayanda Patosi
    • 77' Ayanda Patosi
  • 1 Yellow Cards 3
    • 81' Ben Motshwari
    • 82' Riyaad Norodien
    • 82' Craig Martin
    • 86' Thabo Nodada
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Ntsikelelo Nyauza
  • Thembinkosi Lorch
  • Happy Jele
  • Thabo Matlaba
  • Augustine Mulenga
  • Xola Mlambo
  • Innocent Maela
  • Ben Motshwari
  • Paseka Mako
  • Siyabonga Mpontshane
  • Maliele Pule
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 8
  • 17
  • 20
  • 23
  • 27
  • 29
  • 40
  • 45
  • 1
  • 4
  • 5
  • 7
  • 9
  • 10
  • 15
  • 17
  • 19
  • 26
  • 45
  • Peter Leeuwenburgh
  • Kouassi Kouadja
  • Edmilson Dove
  • Gift Links
  • Matthew Rusike
  • Ayanda Patosi
  • Keanu Cupido
  • Riyaad Norodien
  • Roland Putsche
  • Thabo Nodada
  • Kwanda Mngonyama
  • Amigo Memela
  • Justin Shonga
  • Jackson Mabokgwane
  • Onassis Mntambo
  • Thabane Thopola
  • Marcelo Marcelo
  • Meshack Maphangule
  • 11
  • 12
  • 16
  • 32
  • 35
  • 36
  • 42
  • 6
  • 16
  • 23
  • 25
  • 30
  • 37
  • 42
  • Ebrahim Seedat
  • Sage Stephens
  • Mpho Matsi
  • Siphelele Mthembu
  • Craig Martin
  • Allan Kateregga
  • Ryan Baartman

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