Bidvest Wits
4 - 3
Orlando Pirates
2019-09-21 | 20:15 |  South Africa PSL | Moses Mabhida Stadium |  Full Time
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Bidvest Wits Orlando Pirates
  • 2' Deon Hotto (Goal)
    50' Mxolisi Macuphu (Goal)
    68' Cole Alexander (Goal)
    81' Mxolisi Macuphu (Goal)
    4 Goals 3 46' Tshegofatso Mabaso (Goal)
    56' Musa Nyatama (Goal)
    83' Hellings Mhango (Goal)
  • 65' Buhle Mkhwanazi
    1 Yellow Cards 1 61' Happy Jele
  • Red Cards
  • 90'

    Four minutes will be added on.

  • 90'

    FULL TIME! 4-3. Wits have held on to win an absolute thriller. It was a decent first half but the second half things took off with 5 goals scored. Cracking game with quality goals.Good win for Wits.

  • 89'

    Pirates pushing everyone forward which allows Domingo to get away down the right hand touchline. He is fouled which gives Wits a chance to breath.

  • 86'

    Mabasa turns in the box and shoots but its weak and straight at the keeper. This game keeps on giving.

  • 84'

    GOAL! PIRATES! MHANGO! 4-3. Mhango pulls one back and the match is back on. What an absolutely stunning game we have here. Brilliant by Pirates, it may go down as an own goal though.

  • 82'

    GOAL! WITS! NANGE! 4-2. Off the bench and he scores. Domingo with a superb assist.

  • 79'

    CHANCE! What a miss! Wits should have wrapped the game up. Superb play by Wits before the ball finds its way to Macuphu. He does well to cut back but with acres of space he places the shot just wide.

  • 77'

    SUB for Pirates - Makaringe off, Dlamini on.

  • 76'

    The game continues to go from end-to-end. There will surely be more chances in the final 15 minutes.

  • 73'

    Great save as Pirates look to draw level. Curling effort from the edge of the box but keeper keeps it out at full stretch.

  • 69'

    GOAL! WITS! ALEXANDER! 3-2. Oh my word, this games goals just keep getting better. A poor clearing header by Jele and Alexander gets it outside the box and hits the volley brilliantly into the back of the net. What a goal!

  • 66'

    YELLOW for Mkhwanazi. Studs were showing and had he connected with the player it could have been a different colour card.

  • 63'

    YELLOW CARD for Jele for a late tackle on Domingo.

  • 60'

    Another corner for Pirates. They are pushing for a third. The game has become an exciting end-to-end battle.

  • 57'

    GOAL! PIRATES! NYATAMA! 2-2. It's level again. This time Pirates take a short corner and the ball comes to Nyatama at the near post. He finishes beautifully with his left foot.

  • 54'

    SUB for Pirates - Mhango is on for Mlambo.

  • 51'

    GOAL! WITS! MACUPHU! 2-1. Another smashing goal. Hotto goes on a run from inside his own half. He has too much pace and no defender can get close before he slides the ball through to Macuphu who finishes superbly with his left foot.

  • 47'

    SUB for Wits - Doutie off and Domingo has come on.

  • 46'

    KICK OFF! 1-1. Second half is underway, are we going to find a winner? Pirates definitely had the upper hand in the first half.

  • 45'

    Despite Pirates continuing to dominate possession Wits have defended comfortably for the last 10 or so minutes.

  • 45'

    There will be 4 minutes added on.

  • 45'

    GOAL! PIRATES! MABASA! 1-1. It was coming and Gavin Hunt will be furious with his players. Superbly taken goal, Lorch plays it in and Mabasa takes it on his chest and volleys it in.

  • 45'

    HALF TIME! 1-1. Pirates have dominated the first half but it was Wits who took the lead very early. Both goals were absolute crackers, lets hope the second half has more of the same on offer.

  • 41'

    Another cross Pirates and an appeal for a penalty but nothing is doing. Wits clear.

  • 38'

    Peterson is down again. Clearly hasn't recovered from that earlier challenge. It looks like he will continue though.

  • 35'

    Gavin Hunt is going nuts on the touchline as his team continue to struggle to hold onto possession. Pirates will have to do better with their opportunities.

  • 32'

    Pirates are dominating possession with 62% of the ball. Wits surely can't sit back and defend their 1 goal lead for the next hour.

  • 30'

    Wits eventually get away from their goal without conceding but they need to hold onto some possession.

  • 27'

    Wits scrambling and clear for a corner just in time. Pirates pushing hard for the equaliser.

  • 24'

    Macuphu gets a shot away in the box but it is straight at the keeper.

  • 21'

    Wits sitting back and trying to catch Pirates on the counter. There are still doubts over whether Peterson recovered fully from that earlier knock.

  • 18'

    Lorch posing a great threat to Wits defence, they are just struggling to finish off any moves at the moment.

  • 15'

    Pirates are up for this. Despite being down they have been all over Wits for the last few minutes.

  • 13'

    Cracking save by Peterson after a long-range effort is headed for the roof of the net.

  • 7'

    Peterson is getting treatment after coming off his line to clear the ball.

  • 3'

    GOAL! WITS! HOTTO! 1-0. What an absolute cracker. Free kick centre field, just outside the box and Hotto smashes it to the keepers' left. Superb strike.

  • 1'

    KICK OFF! 0-0. Wits get us underway in their blue strip.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the PSL fixture between Bidvest Wits and Orlando Pirates from the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

  • 0'

    Wits Starting Line-up: Petersen, Hlatshwayo, Monare, Hotto, Hlanti, Mkhwanazi, Alexander, Doutie, Macheke, Macuphu, Dzvukamanja.

  • 0'

    Pirates Starting Line-up: Delle, Jele, Maela, Nyauza, Ndlovu, Nyatama, Mlambo, Makaringe, Lorch, Mulenga, Mabasa.

  • 0'

    Pirates Subs: Sandilands, Monyane, Muwowo, Lepasa, Dlamini, Memela, Mhango.

  • 0'

    Wits have won their last two PSL matches while Pirates are also coming off a win last weekend. This is expected to be an exciting affair as both look to climb the table.

  • 0'

    We are just under 15 minutes away from kick off.

Team Line-ups
Bidvest Wits Orlando Pirates
  • Brandon Peterson
  • Thulani Hlatshwayo
  • Thabang Monare
  • Deon Hotto
  • Sfiso Hlanti
  • Buhle Mkhwanazi
  • Cole Alexander
  • Sameehg Doutie
  • Alton Macheke
  • Mxolisi Macuphu
  • Terrence Dzvukamanja
  • 1
  • 3
  • 8
  • 11
  • 13
  • 15
  • 17
  • 21
  • 24
  • 28
  • 37
  • 1
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 8
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 20
  • 23
  • Joris Delle
  • Thembinkosi Lorch
  • Happy Jele
  • Ntsikelelo Nyauza
  • Siphesihle Ndlovu
  • Musa Nyatama
  • Fortune Makaringe
  • Tshegofatso Mabaso
  • Augustine Mulenga
  • Xola Mlambo
  • Innocent Maela
  • Lehlohonolo Nonyane
  • Dominguês
  • Haashim Domingo
  • Phathutshedzo Nange
  • Brighton Mhlongo
  • Gift Motupa
  • Carl Lark
  • 4
  • 7
  • 10
  • 14
  • 16
  • 25
  • 32
  • 7
  • 11
  • 18
  • 25
  • 26
  • 30
  • 34
  • Hellings Mhango
  • Luvuyo Memela
  • Kabelo Dlamini
  • Zakhele Lerato Lepasa
  • Austin Muwowo
  • Wayne Sandilands
  • James Monyane

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