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2017/11/01 | 21:30 |  South African PSL | Orlando Stadium, Soweto |  Full Time
Absa Premiership

As it happened: Pirates 1-3 Sundowns

2017-11-01 21:30
Last Updated at 17:07
01 Nov 21:29

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01 Nov 21:27
The Man of the Match is awarded to Hlompho Kekana after his two goals...
01 Nov 21:26


90 - Pirates 1-3 Sundowns

01 Nov 21:26

It's a beauty of a strike, Anthony Laffor seals the deal for Sundowns as he beats Sandilands.

01 Nov 21:24
93' - GOAAALLLL!!!
01 Nov 21:23
92' - Time wasting again from Sundowns... This time the referee shows a yellow card to Denis Onyango
01 Nov 21:21
90' - FOUR minutes of additional time added on.
01 Nov 21:20
88' - Pitso Mosimane seems livid with the fourth official about something... Could be due to upcoming stoppage time!
01 Nov 21:17
86' LAFFOR! The forward hits it with the outside of his right foot and he sees his shot go narrowly wide. 
01 Nov 21:12
80' - WHAT A MISS! From close range, Qalinge fails to hit the target with only Onyango to beat.
01 Nov 21:06
75' - Sundowns substitute: Kekana comes off for Zwane
01 Nov 21:05
74' - Van Heerden pelts a cross into the box with Gabuza rising only for Langerman to pick up the pieces and clear the danger area. 
01 Nov 21:04
73' - Pirates substitute: Morrison replaces Lorch
01 Nov 21:00
69'- Substitute for Sundowns: Billiat is on, Tau is replaced
01 Nov 20:59
67' - Scintillating stuff by both sides as they look to get the better on one another.
01 Nov 20:57
63' - SANDILANDS! Tau sees his powerful shot well-saved Pirates 'keeper
01 Nov 20:55
61' - Kekana!! The midfielder's 25-yard free-kick and hits the outside of the upright.
01 Nov 20:53
58' - Kekana back at it again with a long strike but his effort is over the cross bar...
01 Nov 20:48
55' - Sundowns fans urging for a third while the Ghost wants the Buccaneers to level matters...
01 Nov 20:42
50' - TAU! The blistering forward darts his way into the 18th area but the Buccaneers defence are up to the task as his shot is blocked...
01 Nov 20:36
45' - Second half is underway...
01 Nov 20:22


An exciting first-half as Mamelodi Sundowns head down the tunnel with 2-1 lead over the Soweto giants at a buzzing Orlando Stadium.

01 Nov 20:19
45' - CHANCE! Lorch has enough space in the box and launches a strike but he fires over the crossbar.
01 Nov 20:16
42' - Van Heerden with a cross from the left flank, but it is too strong and out for a goal-kick.
01 Nov 20:10


Van Heerden with a free kick that wrong foots Onyango.

Pirates 1-2 Sundowns


01 Nov 20:09
01 Nov 19:59
26' - Matlaba in search for Gabuza on the far left with a cross and the forward attempts to head it back into the 18th area for approaching black jerseys but Sundowns defence is quick to clear the danger. 
01 Nov 19:55

23' - Gabuza is brought on while Kutumela has been taken off.

Tactical change by Michu.

01 Nov 19:54
20' - Matlaba with a long range effort, but his shot sails over the target.
01 Nov 19:50
17' - Water break....
01 Nov 19:48
15' - Pirates 0-2 Sundowns
01 Nov 19:48

Pure brilliance by Hlompho Kekana!

From the half-way line, the Sundowns captain launches a strike that catches Sandilands off guard. The 'keeper could not punch the ball away as it parries inside the net! 

01 Nov 19:45
01 Nov 19:43
11' - CHANCE! Lorch miscues his strike and sees the ball go hopping wide after a searching ball from Matlaba reaches the player from deep.
01 Nov 19:40

8' - Pirates now eagerly looking to find their way back into this encounter.

01 Nov 19:38
4' - A quick break out by Pirates sees a half chance for the Buccaneers but the linesman rules one of their players offside. 
01 Nov 19:37
2' - The Pirates supporters can't believe that start. They are visibly stunned. 
01 Nov 19:35

1' - What a start for Sundowns!

Mobara looks to clear from the back but his clearance is blocked by Kekana and the ball flies off his foot into the left-hand corner beating the unfortunate Sandilands

Pirates 0 Sundowns 1

01 Nov 19:34
01 Nov 19:33
0' - Underway at Orlando Stadium! Let's hope for a cracker!
01 Nov 19:32
Likewise, Oupa Manyisa used to turn out for Pirates but now is a Sundowns player. 
  • 905'

    FULL-TIME: PIRATES 1-3 SUNDOWNS. A brace from Kekana has inspired a win for Sundowns. Van Heerden pulled one back, but Laffor put the cherry on top.

  • 903'

    GOAL, SUNDOWNS! Laffor wraps the game up with a stunning strike from outside the box! 1-3.

  • 902'

    Onyango picks up a yellow for time-wasting despite his protestations.

  • 901'

    Were into four minutes of stoppage time. Laffor looks as if he is away, but he is brought back for his foul on Nyatama.

  • 88'

    Qalinge picks up a yellow card for a foul on Madisha.

  • 87'

    At the other end, Makola fires over the top from outside the box.

  • 86'

    Sundowns attack at the other end and Laffor goes for goal, but he fires wide.

  • 84'

    Pirates continue to attack, but theyre lacking quality in the final third. Qalinge looks a shadow of the player who tore Arrows to shreds.

  • 80'

    WHAT A MISS! The ball falls into Qalinges path and he is put through on goal. Somehow, he misses the target from right in front!

  • 79'

    Laffor comes on for Vilakazi as Sundowns make their final change.

  • 76'

    Kekana is replaced by Zwane. He takes his time coming off.

  • 74'

    Morrison comes on for Lorch as Pirates make their final substitution.

  • 71'

    Qalinge goes for goal, but his shot takes a deflection and misses the target.

  • 69'

    Billiat comes on for Tau.

  • 68'

    Another chance goes to waste! Qalinge gets the ball around Onyango, but he cant find a team-mate in the box to finish!

  • 66'

    Now Mabunda goes for goal and Sandilands is forced to palm the ball away.

  • 65'

    Kekana goes for yet another long-range shot, but fires well over this time.

  • 63'

    Tau drives for goal and Sandilands makes a good save. Pirates counter, but Qalinge misses the target by a long way. Hes not had his best game tonight.

  • 61'

    Kekana goes for goal again from a free-kick and strikes the post! Chabalala was booked for the foul leading up to it.

  • 59'

    Qalinge wins the ball and bursts into the box. However, his final pass is a poor one and Sandilands gathers it.

  • 55'

    Van Heerden curls the ball in and Onyango punches it away.

  • 53'

    Vilakazi looks to get past Chabalala and shoot, but the Pirates man slides in and dispossesses him. Langerman is booked for time-wasting.

  • 51'

    Tau cuts inside and shoots, but Chabalala gets the block in.

  • 46'

    Pirates go on the attack straightaway, but Sarr fails to get a shot away or find a team-mate with his cross

  • 0'

    Pirates starting XI: Sandilands, Mobara, Chabalala, Maela, van Heerden, Matlaba (c), Sarr, Qalinge, Lorch, Makola, Kutumela.

  • 46'

    Pirates kick the second half off.

  • 454'

    HALF-TIME: PIRATES 1-2 SUNDOWNS. Its been a thrilling half at Orlando Stadium. The Brazilians take a lead into the break thanks to two strikes from Kekana the second of which game from inside his own half. Van Heerden then pulled one back for Pirates.

  • 453'

    Gabuza puts an early ball into the box, but its poorly-executed and ends up in the keepers arms.

  • 451'

    Were into three minutes of stoppage time at the end of the half. Lorch gets into a good position again, but puts the ball over the top of the net.

  • 44'

    Langerman cuts out a cross from the left intended for Gabuza. Pirates continue to show attacking intent, but that alone is not enough.

  • 42'

    Now van Heerden overhits a cross and fails to find a team-mate.

  • 39'

    At the other end, Vilakazis shot is blocked. Good last-ditch defending.

  • 38'

    GOAL, PIRATES! Van Heerden finds the back of the net with a perfectly-placed free-kick! 1-2.

  • 36'

    Mosimane clearly wants a card to be brandished for a foul from Gabuza. However, none is given to the substitute.

  • 34'

    Nyatama comes on to replace Maela in an injury-enforced substitution.

  • 32'

    Tau chips the ball across the face of goal from the left, but it evades everyone and goes out for a goal-kick.

  • 30'

    Meanwhile, Kekana goes for goal again from range but fires just wide this time!

  • 30'

    Maela hobbles off the pitch to receive treatment.

  • 29'

    A dangerous free-kick delivery is whipped into the area, but Gabuza is flagged for offside.

  • 28'

    Morena picks up the first yellow card of the game for a foul on Maela.

  • 27'

    Matlaba finds Gabuza with a cross towards the far post, but he cant quite control his header aimed towards a team-mate.

  • 24'

    Gabuza comes on and Kutumela is the man to make way. He handles the situation with grace, shaking Sredojevics hand as he comes off.

  • 25'

    Pirates attack down the right and Matlaba looks to get a cross in, but Soumahoro cuts it out.

  • 23'

    Sandilands clears and the crowd cheers. Perhaps theres some sarcasm in that.

  • 21'

    Gabuza looks set to come on already for Pirates. Micho clearly isnt happy.

  • 21'

    Matlaba looks to emulate Kekana with a long-range shot, but he misses the target by some distance.

  • 19'

    Kekana goes for what is either a cross or another attempt on goal. Either way, Sandilands catches this time.

  • 18'

    Kekana looks ok and play continues.

  • 16'

    Kekana is down and receiving treatment. This is worrying for Sundowns.

  • 15'

    Sandilands is nearly caught out again, but he denies Vilakazi a goal.

  • 13'

    GOAL, SUNDOWNS! Kekana catches Sandilands off his line and beats him again this time from just inside his own half! A trademark strike. 0-2.

  • 11'

    Tau looks to set Morena up to shoot with a through ball, but its intercepted. At the other end, Lorch is picked out by Matlaba, but he fails to get his shot on target.

  • 10'

    Pirates are starting to look more promising. There havent been any clear chances since the opening goal, but both sides are getting forward.

  • 2'

    GOAL, SUNDOWNS! Kekana gets his foot in the way of a clearance from Mobara and the ball goes past Sandilands into the net! 0-1.

  • 6'

    Makola looks to find Lorch with an early cross, but he puts too much on it and it evades his target.

  • 5'

    Kekana looks to find Vilakazi with a long ball. However, its cut out. Sundowns have started brightly nevertheless.

  • 1'

    Were underway. Sundowns kick the game off at Orlando Stadium.

  • 0'

    Victor Hlungwani is tonight's referee. It's nearly time for him to get the game underway.

  • 0'

    Pirates are looking to build on a victory over Golden Arrows in the Telkom Knockout over the weekend, while Sundowns seek to recover from a loss to Chippa United.

  • 0'

    For Oupa Manyisa, this is going to be a memorable evening. He makes his return to the club he captained before a shock transfer to the Brazilians this year.

  • 0'

    Sundowns subs: Brimah, Laffor, Arendse, Billiat, Zwane, Hachi, Lebese.

  • 0'

    Sundowns starting XI: Onyango, Langerman, Soumahoro, Morena, Madisha, Ngcongca, Kekana (c), Mabunda, Vilakazi, Manyisa, Tau.

  • 0'

    Pirates subs: Mabokgwane, Jele, Nyatama, Morrison, Rakhale, Shonga, Gabuza.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this ABSA Premiership clash between Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns at Orlando Stadium. The hosts are looking to gain revenge on a side that beat them 6-0 and 2-0 last season.

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Orlando Pirates Mamelodi Sundowns
  • 1 Goals 3
    • 38' Marc Heerden
    • 2' Hlompho Kekana
    • 13' Hlompho Kekana
    • 90' Anthony Laffor
  • 2 Yellow Cards 3
    • 60' Justice Chabalala
    • 88' Thabo Qalinge
    • 28' Thapelo Morena
    • 53' Tebogo Langerman
    • 90' Denis Onyango
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Thembinkosi Lorch
  • Mpho Makola
  • Thabo Matlaba
  • Thabo Qalinge
  • Issa Sarr
  • Justice Chabalala
  • Innocent Maela
  • Thabiso Kutumela
  • Wayne Sandilands
  • Marc Heerden
  • Abbubaker Mobara
  • 3
  • 5
  • 8
  • 15
  • 18
  • 19
  • 23
  • 24
  • 30
  • 36
  • 45
  • 4
  • 7
  • 8
  • 11
  • 13
  • 14
  • 20
  • 22
  • 27
  • 29
  • 32
  • Tebogo Langerman
  • Oupa Manyisa
  • Hlompho Kekana
  • Sibusiso Vilakazi
  • Samuel Mabunda
  • Denis Onyango
  • Anele Ngcongca
  • Percy Tau
  • Thapelo Morena
  • Bangaly Soumahoro
  • Motjeka Madisha
  • Happy Jele
  • Bernard Morrison
  • Musa Nyatama
  • Jackson Mabokgwane
  • Thabo Rakhale
  • Justin Shonga
  • Thamsanqa Gabuza
  • 4
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 25
  • 27
  • 31
  • 3
  • 6
  • 17
  • 18
  • 28
  • 31
  • 33
  • Fares Hachi
  • Wayne Arendse
  • George Lebese
  • Themba Zwane
  • Anthony Laffor
  • Brimah Razak
  • Khama Billiat

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