Free State Stars
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Cape Town City
2018/01/13 | 20:15 |  South African PSL | Goble Park, Bethlehem |  Full Time
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  • 45' Harris Tchilimbou
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  • FULL TIME: FREE STATE STARS 1-0 CAPE TOWN CITY. A well deserved win for Stars and one feels that City sat back in the first half and only started attacking in the second. As a top of the table clash this was a rather subdued affair.

  • City have a free-kick inside the Stars half, but it goes behind for a goal kick.

  • City make their way into the Stars box only to have it easily cleared.

  • 90'

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

  • 88'

    It is clear that Putsche has not given up as yet. He continues his search for a City goal.

  • 86'

    City now push forward, but it is cleared by the Stars defence.

  • 85'

    Stars continue to push forward for that second goal.

  • 81'

    SAVED! What a brilliant save by Stephens after what should have been a goal by Mthembu. He really should have taken his time.

  • 79'

    Does City have it in them to pull one back?

  • 48'

    A change for City at the break. Mngonyama is on for Kobola and Martin is on for Ralani.

  • 77'

    Vilakazi is now on for the goal scorer Tchilimbou, as Stars make a change.

  • 75'

    Lakay comes close for City but the keeper clears it. We have a stoppage and the keeper is down. Replays shows that no-one came close to the keeper. Why is he down. Does this have anything to do with the 1-0 lead?

  • 71'

    Stars are now slowly finding their feet again. Can they push for a second goal to put this to rest?

  • 69'

    The hosts have definitely the livelier of the two teams so far despite the second half challenge by City...

  • 66'

    The free-kick is taken by Jantjie, but he hits the wall.

  • 65'

    Stars win a free-kick in a dangerous position.

  • 62'

    Putsche has been threatening for a while now, but cannot seem to get the breakthrough.

  • 58'

    Stars win another corner, but City clears it and launches a counter attack. They fail to make it count.

  • 56'

    It has been a better start to the second half for City, compared to the first.

  • 53'

    City continue to attack, but fail to penetrate the Stars defence.

  • 50'

    As a top of the table clash this has been a rather subdued affair.

  • 49'

    City get a really good ball into the box, but the Putsche header flies across the face of the goal. That was CLOSE!

  • 46'

    Kick off! We are underway in thee second half.

  • HALF TIME: FREE STATE STARS 1-0 CAPE TOWN CITY. Stars lead at the break and City will have to improve their performance if they want to maintain their position on the log.

  • GOAL. FREE STATE STARS, TCHILIMBOU! Stars have been knocking on the door for a while now and eventually Tchilimbou scores in stoppage time. The change of weather helped the hosts.

  • 45'

    We will have one minute of time added on for stoppages.

  • 43'

    It has been a stop start first half. It has started to rain and it is now coming down harder.

  • 40'

    The best chance for Stars after a run down the right by Keita ends up with nothing, as the cross into the box is cleared.

  • 38'

    City now launch an attack and the shot from Roland Putsche is cleared.

  • 36'

    Benni McCarthy is unmoved on the sideline. His team needs to get into this game soon.

  • 34'

    Jantjie goes down and somehow win a free-kick. That looked like a clear dive against an opponent. If anything he should have been booked.

  • 32'

    Stars have been quite impressive thus far. They have made most of the play. What can City do?

  • 30'

    We are still goalless after a half an hour of play.

  • 28'

    After some initial chaos the ball is cleared by City.

  • 26'

    SAVED! Jantjie again messes up a golden opportunity. This time his shot is straight to the keeper. He should have done better there. Stars have a corner.

  • 22'

    We have a break in play due to an injury.

  • 19'

    How did Stars not score there? Sinethemba Jantjie launch an attack and fires a shot, but he hits a defender. Eventually City clears it.

  • 15'

    Stars then win a corner and somehow City manage to clear it.

  • 13'

    City launch an attack and claim a corner, but the referee rules that it is a goal kick.

  • 11'

    Stars have definitely been the team controlling the tempo thus far.

  • 9'

    Neither team has managed to get a breakthrough thus far.

  • 7'

    We are going through a quiet period of play at the moment.

  • 4'

    Both teams are still testing the waters here, but Cape Town City will need to check their defences.

  • 1'

    Kick off! We are off here in Bethlehem.

  • 0'

    Team Free State Stars: Nyiko Mobbie, Makhehlene Makhaula. Paulus Masehe, Tamsanqa Teyise, Sinethemba Jantjie, Thabo Maphakisa, Siphelele Mthembu, Bangali Keita, Badra Sangare, Harris Tchilimbou, Patrick Phungwayo.

  • 0'

    Team Cape Town City: Stephens, Mkhize, Johannes, Fielies, Edmilson, Putsche, Nodada, Lakay, Martin, Masina, Obinna. Subs: Walters, Kobola, Mngonyama, Seedat, Moseamedi, Nana, Ralani.

  • 0'

    There will be a slight damper in the mood of City, after their manager Benni McCarthy was yesterday slapped with a R50 000 fine for making comments about a referee during October 2017.

  • 0'

    City started the New Year with a win over Platinum stars at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium thanks to a late Roland Putsche goal. In their last outing Stars beat Bidvest Wits with a single goal last Friday.

  • 0'

    The second placed City travel to Bethlehem in the hope to strengthen their position against the third placed Stars. Two points separate these teams near the top of the log.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this ABSA Premiership clash between Free State Stars and Cape Town City, from Goble Park.

Team Line-ups
Free State Stars Cape Town City
  • Nyiko Mobbie
  • Makhehlene Makhaula
  • Paulus Masehe
  • Tamsanqa Teyise
  • Sinethemba Jantjie
  • Thabo Maphakisa
  • Siphelele Mthembu
  • Bangali Keita
  • Badra Sangare
  • Harris Tchilimbou
  • Patrick Phungwayo
  • 2
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 11
  • 13
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 27
  • 29
  • 4
  • 5
  • 7
  • 12
  • 16
  • 17
  • 19
  • 21
  • 24
  • 26
  • 32
  • Vincent Kobola
  • Edmilson Dove
  • Lyle Lakay
  • Taariq Fielies
  • Robyn Johannes
  • Victor Obinna
  • Roland Putsche
  • Bradley Ralani
  • Sibusiso Masina
  • Thabo Nodada
  • Sage Stephens
Substitutions
  • Mohammed Anas
  • Sibusiso Hlubi
  • Katlego Mashego
  • Goodman Dlamini
  • Rooi Mahamutsa
  • Samkelo Mbambo
  • Nhlanhla Vilakazi
  • 3
  • 17
  • 20
  • 26
  • 28
  • 30
  • 50
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 6
  • 14
  • 20
  • 30
  • Shu-Aib Walters
  • Thami Mkhize
  • Kwanda Mngonyama
  • Ebrahim Seedat
  • Nana Akosah-Bempah
  • Judas Moseamedi
  • Craig Martin

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