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Benni McCarthy: "Utter dominance from my team! But at the last we just couldn't get it past Ronwen. The good thing is we have a quality goalkeeper who specializes in penalties."
"These boys WOW I can go to the end of the earth with them, they're going to give me a heart attack soon but they deserve it they were brilliant."
FT | SuperSport United 0-0 (1-4) CT City
CAPE TOWN CITY WIN ON PENALTIES!!!!
Benni McCarthy wins his first trophy as head coach.
Full-Time | SuperSport United 0-0 CT City
That's the end of extra-time and we're headed for PENALTIES!!
In Ronwen Williams SuperSport United have definitely the best goalkeeper when it comes to penalties.
It must be very frustrating for Benny as a former striker to watch his players miss easy chances.... #MTN8Final— ??Hlubi?? (@great_dlamini) September 29, 2018
It must be very frustrating for Benny as a former striker to watch his players miss easy chances.... #MTN8Final
90' SuperSport 0-0 CT City
EXTRA TIME!! It finishes goalless in regulation time with CT City hitting the woodwork twice!
75' SuperSport United 0-0 CT City
Still goalless with 15 minutes remaining of regulation time.
NODADA SCORES! CAPE TOWN CITY WIN 4-1 ON PENALTIES! Benni McCarthy has his first trophy as coach! The celebrations will live long into the night. Heartbreak for Kaitano Tembo, but they did well to hold off City for that long.
SAVE! Leeuwenburgh keeps out Letsholonyane's spot-kick! It was a dreadful one -- not enough power on it and at a saveable height.
Williams gets a touch on Mthembu's penalty, but can't keep it out of the top corner! 1-3
Furman returns the favour on behalf of Matsatsantsa, sending Leeuwenburgh the wrong way. 1-2
Putsche sends Williams the wrong way! 0-2
SAVE! Leeuwenburgh saves Grobler's spot-kick! It was a powerful strike, but it was at a saveable height. First blood, City! 0-1
First up in the shootout is Norodien. He blasts the ball into the top corner! 0-1
FULL-TIME (EXTRA-TIME): SUPERSPORT UNITED 0-0 CAPE TOWN CITY. Modiba's free-kick is headed into Leeuwenburgh's grasp and we're heading into penalties!
Cupido fouls Lungu within shooting range. This is a chance for SuperSport to snatch a victory.
We're into just one minute of stoppage time before this heads into a penalty shootout.
CLOSE! Norodien goes directly for goal from the free-kick. It takes a deflection off the wall and only just goes over the target.
Letsholonyane gives away a free-kick for his foul in midfield on Norodien. SuperSport use the opportunity to bring Grobler on in place of Keene.
Mokoena blocks off Links as he looks to break free on the left flank for City. He picks up a yellow card for that, taking one for the team. Links has looked really bright tonight.
The clock continues to tick down. Bar the odd chance for City here and there, there hasn't been much for Williams or Leeuwenburgh to do lately. They'll be called into action if this game goes to penalties though.
Norodien goes for goal from long range, but fires wide of the target.
CHANCE! Norodien picks out Mkhize at the far post from a free-kick, but he can't steer his header on target!
KICK-OFF! The second half of extra time is underway.
HALF-TIME (EXTRA-TIME): SUPERSPORT UNITED 0-0 CAPE TOWN CITY. Still no breakthrough at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Just 15 more minutes and then it's penalties if there's no score.
Nodada puts a dangerous cross in from the left, but Daniels clears.
CHANCE! Nodada's effort falls to Mthembu after being blocked, but he can't quite get a properly shot away from close range!
Immediately, Matsi goes into the book for a cynical trip on Modiba.
Here comes a substitution for City: Matsi comes on in place of Patosi. As talented as he is, Patosi has been criticised for his fitness levels, and perhaps McCarthy is looking to preserve him.
Extra-time has gotten off to a relatively slow start, with the teams perhaps a little leggy after a gruelling 90 minutes.
KICK-OFF! SuperSport United get the first half of extra-time underway.
END OF THE 90 MINUTES: SUPERSPORT UNITED 0-0 CAPE TOWN CITY. We're headed for extra time once again!
We're into three minutes of stoppage time. Unless there's a late goal, we're headed for 30 more minutes plus potentially penalties.
Bhasera comes on for SuperSport in place of Rusike.
City are hitting SuperSport with wave after wave of pressure. If Matsatsantsa win this game, Kaitano Tembo will have his defence to thank, as well as Cape Town City's poor finishing.
CROSSBAR! Links meets a ball in from the left and smashes it against the bar!
Mkhize looks to create a chance to shoot from City's right. However, he's taken off the ball and commits a foul in his effort to get it back.
City push forward again, with Norodien crossing in from the right. However, his ball in is too close to Williams, who gathers.
Kekana puts in a wonderful tackle on Links to prevent City from having a shot at goal.
Just 15 minutes plus stoppage time remain in this game. If the score stays as is, we'll have extra time afterwards.
Edmilson catches Furman with his studs and picks up a deserved yellow card. Meanwhile, Cupido comes on in place of Kouadja.
Bafana coach Stuart Baxter is at the Moses Mabhida Stadium watching on. He is, of course, a former SuperSport United boss.
Norodien comes on for City in place of Martin. Can the former Orlando Pirates man make the difference?
James Keene picks up a yellow card for his cynical challenge on Craig Martin.
After last year's dramatic penalty shootout, this final is on course for a repeat at this stage. City have had the better chances so far, but neither side has been able to break the deadlock.
SuperSport get the ball in from the right and Rusike meets it, but he can't steer his header on target under pressure from the City defence.
SAVE! Edmilson fires a shot away from the left of the box following a lovely build-up, forcing a fine save from Williams at the near post!
Keene gets the ball and looks to race away, but he's blown up for a foul on Nodada.
CHANCE! City hit SuperSport on the counter following a corner. Links floats in a wonderful early cross from the left, picking out Martin. However, he fails to rise above the ball and heads just over the target!
Cape Town City get the second half underway. In order to prevent SuperSport United from becoming the third South African club to retain this trophy, they will need to be more clinical than they were in the first 45 minutes.
HALF-TIME: SUPERSPORT UNITED 0-0 CAPE TOWN CITY. Referee Setloboko blows his whistle and the first half comes to an end. City have had the better of the game so far, but they need to take their chances.
We're into two minutes of stoppage time at the end of the first half.
CHANCE! Patosi is teed up with a return pass from the right after charging forward and releasing the ball to Links, but fires off target!
Lakay makes way for SuperSport United and is replaced by Lungu.
Links gives the ball to Mkhize on the right and gets it back inside the box. However, his strike isn't a clean one. SuperSport are let off the hook again.
Lakay is limping badly. This is worrying for Kaitano Tembo. It looks as if the Matsatsantsa player's hamstring is hurting.
At the other end, Patosi gets the ball into the danger area from City's left. However, Links hasn't made the run he was looking for and there's nobody there to turn it into the net.
CHANCE! SuperSport hit City with another quick counter. Rusike gets the ball from Mokoena and gets in behind, but the chasing City defenders recover. Kouadja nearly puts the ball into his own net by mistake, but turns it behind safely.
CHANCE! Edmilson crosses from the left. This time, the ball in is wonderful. Putsche should score, but heads off target! McCarthy must wish he could put himself up top to finish these chances!
POST! My word! How did that stay out? Nodada goes for goal from long range and hits the upright. Mthembu is there on the follow-up, but doesn't catch the rebound properly. Williams catches his close-range shot. McCarthy looks furious!
SAVE! There we go -- Putsche passes the ball straight to Evans Rusike in a dangerous area. He goes for goal from outside the box. Leeuwenburgh makes a good diving stop, tipping his effort behind. The ensuing corner sees the ball headed wide.
City are allowing SuperSport to hit them on the counter far too easily. However, neither goalkeeper has had much to do so far.
City give the ball away in the middle of the park again, allowing a couple of long-range shots from Matsatsantsa. Both are blocked.
Even though I've defended Daniels for that handball appeal, it must be pointed out that harsher penalties have been given in football. To an extent, he was lucky to get away with that. Could have gone either way.
Mkhize bombs forward again for City and looks to get the ball into the danger area. He shouts for a handball from Daniels, who blocks his cross with his arm. Not given! It would have been harsh if it were. He barely had time to pull the arm away.
A SuperSport corner is headed to Furman, who has a shot from outside the box. The powerful effort is blocked, but that's just a reminder of Matsatsantsa's attacking intent.
After a patient build-up from City, Edmilson Dove misplaces his pass and SuperSport can restart from the back through Williams. The Mozambican will need to play with more precision than he has so far.
There's no indication at this point of any serious damage to Rusike. Play continues and Patosi has a shot at goal. However, he is blown up for a handball as he does so -- and it's definitely the correct decision.
Evans Rusike is down receiving medical attention. I think he got hurt by the challenge of Thamsanqa Mkhize.
Modiba charges down SuperSport's left, but Mngonyama takes the ball off him.
CHANCE! SuperSport pinch the ball in the middle of the park and surge forward. Lakay gets the final shot away on the turn, but fires off target.
Edmilson crosses from City's left, but he overhits his ball in and nobody can get on the end of it.
City look dangerous in the opening minutes. They're doing most of the attacking and appear to be targeting the left side of the Matsatsantsa defence.
The free-kick delivery from Modiba is a dangerous one. City scramble the ball behind for a corner. Modiba takes, but Martin gets the clearing header in. City look to counter through Links, but SuperSport get the ball back.
Lakay looks to waltz through the City defence. He's cynically tripped by Nodada. Matsatsantsa have the first free-kick of the game. Perhaps City are lucky it's just that.
KICK-OFF! The match is underway. SuperSport United get the ball rolling at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
The teams are out on the field. Before kick-off, there's a moment of silence for Edna Molewa following the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs' recent passing.
Both coaches are chasing what would be maiden trophies for them. Benni McCarthy is in his second season in charge of City, while Tembo has only recently been promoted, having previously been an assistant coach.
In last year's MTN8 final, Matsatsantsa beat the Citizens in a penalty shootout. However, the last time these sides met, City beat Kaitano Tembo's side 2-0 in the Absa Premiership. Since then, SuperSport have been in fine form.
CAPE TOWN CITY STARTING XI: Leeuwenburgh, Mkhize, Mngonyama, Kouadja, Dove, Putsche, Nodada, Martin, Mthembu, Patosi, Links. SUBS: Stephens, Cupido, Seedat, Matsi, Norodien, Modise, Rusike.
SUPERSPORT UNITED STARTING XI: Williams, Kekana, Khumalo, Daniels, Modiba, Furman, Letsholonyane, Mokoena, Lakay, Rusike, Keene. SUBS: Pule, Gould, Bhasera, Phala, Ntshangase, Grobler, Lungu.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the eagerly anticipated MTN8 final. It's a repeat of last year as defending champions SuperSport United face Cape Town City at Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium.
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