Kaizer Chiefs
2 - 1
Polokwane City
2018/01/13 | 20:15 |  South African PSL | FNB Stadium, Johannesburg |  Full Time
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Kaizer Chiefs Polokwane City
  • 31' Ryan Moon
    65' Dumisani Zuma
    2 Goals 1 22' Walter Musona
  • 51' Teenage Hadebe
    90' Willard Katsande
    2 Yellow Cards 2 80' Sibusiso Mbonani
    84' Rodney Ramagalela
  • Red Cards
Commentary
  • 907'

    FULL-TIME: CHIEFS 2-1 POLOKWANE CITY. Chiefs have held on for a deserved victory. It was Zuma, the substitute, who scored the winner. Komphela's charges have moved within five points of league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.

  • 906'

    We're into the last minute of the six added on. Polokwane City's time is running out.

  • 902'

    Katsande picks up a yellow card for his foul.

  • 902'

    Maluleke blasts the free-kick straight into the wall. Chiefs can breathe for now.

  • 901'

    We're into six minutes of stoppage time. Polokwane City still have time. They've won a late free-kick within shooting range.

  • 90'

    Tshabalala is flagged for offside now. This one is a tight call!

  • 89'

    Ravhuhali comes on for Hlongwane in one last throw of the dice from Bernard Molekwa.

  • 87'

    Zuma is caught out offside on the right as he looks to get in behind the Rise and Shine defence.

  • 86'

    Ramagalela has picked up a yellow card. It's unclear what that's for, but it's most likely dissent.

  • 85'

    Play is back underway with Chiefs in control of the ball. It's going to take a late moment of brilliance for Rise and Shine to undo them.

  • 83'

    The ballboy has been sent off for refusing to give the ball to Hlongwane. You don't see that every day! A scuffle has now broken out between the two sides.

  • 80'

    Mbonani picks up a yellow card for a cynical foul on Zuma near halfway. That challenge looked as if it came out of frustration.

  • 79'

    Tshabalala appeals for a handball in the Polokwane City penalty area. Mdluli is unmoved, however.

  • 76'

    Ekstein comes on and Moon makes way. What a game the goalscorer had. He is up on his feet and giving high fives on the bench, but Komphela has decided against taking any chances.

  • 73'

    Moon runs down the right, but the ball is taken off him by Mbonani.

  • 74'

    Moon is down and the stretcher is on the field. This might be the end of his game.

  • 72'

    Polokwane City are showing more urgency on attack than they have all game. They're desperate to save at least a point.

  • 70'

    SAVE! Ramagalela, who has had a quiet game, drills a low shot at goal, but Khune gets down well to keep it out!

  • 69'

    CHANCE! Hlongwane puts the ball in from the left and sets Musona up with a perfect chance, but the scorer of the first goal just fails to connect cleanly! Khune is untroubled.

  • 68'

    Wiseman Maluleke is on for Vilakazi as Polokwane City look to rescue this game.

  • 65'

    GOAL! Chiefs take the lead for the first time. Zuma scores, getting on the end of a lovely Molangoane cross and sidefooting home! What a substitution from Komphela! 2-1.

  • 64'

    Paez makes way for Chiefs. Zuma is the man who comes on.

  • 61'

    Ntshangase is on for Meyiwa. On that last disallowed goal, perhaps Ndou was adjudged to have affected play from an offside position before it came off a Chiefs player.

  • 58'

    DISALLOWED GOAL! Polokwane City put the ball in the back of the net, but the goal is ruled out for offside. The ball came off a Chiefs player before Ndou received it and finished, so that's an interesting decision.

  • 56'

    Tshabalala puts in a dangerous delivery from a free-kick now. Hadebe connects, but fires over the target. Chiefs are causing problems for the visitors from set pieces.

  • 51'

    Hadebe picks up a yellow card. Eugene Mdluli has been lenient so far, but at last, he loses his patience.

  • 54'

    Tshabalala puts a threatening corner in. Mathoho goes for it, but can't connect cleanly. The ball goes behind for a goal-kick.

  • 52'

    The Polokwane City free-kick is blasted into a sea of bodies. Chiefs survive again.

  • 47'

    Tshabalala starts the second half off in style, finding Paez with an intelligent pass. However, Paez is unable to set a team-mate up with a decisive ball into the danger area.

  • 46'

    Chiefs kick the second half off.

  • 15'

    From the ensuing Tshabalala corner, Meyiwa fires narrowly over the target. Steve Komphela will probably be content with what his side has created so far.

  • 453'

    HALF-TIME: CHIEFS 1-1 POLOKWANE CITY. There has been plenty of action at the FNB Stadium. Rise and Shine opened the scoring against the run of play through Musona, but Moon equalised for Amakhosi. We're set for an interesting second half.

  • 451'

    We're into stoppage time at the end of the first half. Two minutes have been added on.

  • 43'

    Khune comfortably plucks a cross out of the air. It was aimed in early from Rise and Shine's right.

  • 42'

    Katsande appears to be at the heart of just about every physical battle at the moment. Everything is flowing through him.

  • 39'

    Katsande does well to win the ball in midfield, but then sloppily passes it into no man's land and wastes a chance to launch an attack.

  • 38'

    As usual, the Amakhosi faithful are in good voice. Quite often, they've been vocal critics of Komphela. It appears he can rest at least for the moment. Chiefs have looked good tonight, but they need to find another goal.

  • 36'

    We're into the last 10 minutes plus stoppage time of the first half. Tshabalala has been the key man for Amakhosi so far, while Musona has looked deadly for Rise and Shine.

  • 34'

    CHANCE! Tshabalala misses a fantastic opportunity! Zulu's cross from the left finds him at the far post, but he heads wide of goal.

  • 33'

    Chiefs come forward again. Zulu crosses from the left, but his ball in is cut out.

  • 31'

    GOAL! Chiefs equalise. Moon heads home from a Tshabalala corner at the near post. 1-1.

  • 30'

    SAVE! Chigova keeps out a powerful Tshabalala strike, sticking a leg out to make the stop.

  • 29'

    Paez puts another dangerous ball in this one from the right. However, he is just unable to find a team-mate who can turn it home.

  • 28'

    Katsande looks for Molangoane with a long ball aimed towards the right flank, but it bounces away from him.

  • 27'

    Chiefs are doing most of the attacking once again, but Polokwane City have held firm in defence every time they have had to so far.

  • 23'

    CHANCE! Straightaway, Musona gets through on goal and finds himself with a brilliant chance to double the lead, but Khune comes out and closes down the angle well. Chiefs survive.

  • 22'

    GOAL! Hadebe fouls Ramagalela and gifts the visitors a free-kick. From there, Musona rifles the ball into the top corner from some distance out! Khune is left with no chance! 0-1.

  • 20'

    Chiefs are knocking the ball about patiently at the back.

  • 17'

    Now Katsande goes for an audacious shot, but fires well over the bar.

  • 14'

    CLOSE! Chigova unconvincingly palms a shot from Meyiwa behind. There was some lovely curl on that strike.

  • 13'

    Chiefs are still in control for the most part. Tshabalala picked out Moon with a lovely long ball forward moments ago, but nothing came of that attack.

  • 9'

    Seabi takes one for the team and makes a foul on Katsande in the middle of the park as the Chiefs man surges through. No yellow card is issued.

  • 8'

    Now Khune is forced into action by an ambitious shot from Musona, but holds on once again.

  • 6'

    Polokwane City enjoy their first proper spell in Chiefs territory. However, when the cross comes in from their left, Khune gathers with ease.

  • 4'

    Paez tries to put a ball into the danger area from the left, but it's cut out by a Rise and Shine player. Amakhosi look promising.

  • 3'

    Chiefs are bossing the possession, but they have yet to create a clear-cut chance early on.

  • 1'

    The whistle sounds and Polokwane City kick off at the FNB Stadium.

  • 0'

    Eugene Mdluli is today's referee. The teams are out and it's nearly time for him to blow his whistle and start proceedings.

  • 0'

    The title race has been blown wide open by Sundowns' loss of form. Their 3-1 defeat to Pirates earlier today has gifted Amakhosi and the rest of the chasing pack a lifeline.

  • 0'

    Chiefs head into this game 6th in the league with 23 points from 16 games, while Polokwane City are 11th with 18 from 15. This season's ABSA Premiership has been remarkably competitive and there's not much to separate the teams.

  • 0'

    ABSA Premiership top scorer Rodney Ramagalela will be the key man for Polokwane City, having already netted nine times this season. Chiefs have only conceded nine league goals in 2017/18 and will pose a tough test for him.

  • 0'

    Polokwane City subs: Ndlovu, Manaka, Ravhuhali, Tshehla, W. Maluleke, Booi, Tshilo.

  • 0'

    Polokwane City starting XI: Chigova, Semenya, Hlongwane, Maponyane, Mbonani, Seabi, Ramagalela, Vilakazi, Ndou, J. Maluleke (C), Musona.

  • 0'

    Kaizer Chiefs subs: Khuzwayo, Moleko, Mphahlele, Ekstein, Zuma, Ntshangase, Ntiya-Ntiya.

  • 0'

    Chiefs starting XI: Khune (C), Cardoso, Hadebe, Mathoho, Zulu, Molangoane, Katsande, Meyiwa, Tshabalala, Moon, Paez

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this ABSA Premiership clash between Kaizer Chiefs and Polokwane City at the FNB Stadium. Chiefs are still chasing their first league win of 2018, while Rise and Shine are riding high after a 3-2 win over Sundowns.

Team Line-ups
Kaizer Chiefs Polokwane City
  • Eric Mathoho
  • Daniel Cardoso
  • Gustavo Paez
  • Siphiwe Tshabalala
  • Teenage Hadebe
  • Philani Zulu
  • Joseph Molangoane
  • Ryan Moon
  • Willard Katsande
  • Itumeleng Khune
  • Wiseman Meyiwa
  • 3
  • 4
  • 9
  • 14
  • 20
  • 22
  • 23
  • 29
  • 31
  • 32
  • 38
  • 1
  • 2
  • 5
  • 6
  • 8
  • 17
  • 21
  • 22
  • 24
  • 29
  • 35
  • George Chigova
  • Thabiso Semenya
  • Walter Maponyane
  • Lorence Vilakazi
  • Jabu Maluleke
  • Rodney Ramagalela
  • Sammy Seabi
  • Sibusiso Mbonani
  • Simphiwe Hlongwane
  • Walter Musona
  • Rendani Ndou
Substitutions
  • Ramahlwe Mphahlele
  • Siphelele Ntshangase
  • Brilliant Khuzwayo
  • Kgotso Moleko
  • Hendrick Ekstein
  • Dumisani Zuma
  • Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya
  • 2
  • 5
  • 16
  • 18
  • 27
  • 28
  • 36
  • 3
  • 4
  • 7
  • 14
  • 19
  • 25
  • 50
  • Mogau Tshehla
  • Thapelo Tshilo
  • Thando Booi
  • Edgar Manaka
  • Ndivhuwo Ravhuhali
  • Wiseman Maluleke
  • Harold Ndlovu

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