FULL-TIME: ORLANDO PIRATES 4-2 CHIPPA UNITED. Chippa played bravely but the Pirates were too good in the end for them. An important win for the hosts and Chippa will have to face another defeat.
The referee talks to the players and Jele and Manzini hug it out.
A bit of pushing and shoving between the players, the Pirates keeper is down and will get some medical attention.
Four minutes of added time to this half. Pirates will look to run the clock down.
There will be a few tired bodies out there, a few players have given everything they have got today.
Just a couple of minutes remaining in the game and Pirates lead by two goals.
Shonga is coming on for Pirates as they make another change. Lorch is coming off.
YELLOW! Malepe brings down Pule and it is a rash challenge. Malepe goes in the book.
One would think that this will be it for the game but Chippa have played well and will look to attack more.
GOAL, PIRATES, MAHACHI! 4-2: Pirates manage to score again and it is Mahachi who makes the difference. A nice cross from the right and Mahachi slots it into the goal. Brilliant goal!
Pirates are controlling the ball and are looking to run the clock down. Chippa are attacking when they get the ball.
Less than 15 minutes remaining in the game and Pirates are scrambling to defend their lead.
Appeals for a hand ball against the Pirates in their box. But the referee is not interested.
Pule gets a through ball but he is caught offside and the Pirates' move comes to nothing.
YELLOW! Mlambo is shown the yellow card has he brings down Tlolane. It was a rash challenge, Pirates under some pressure now.
Lentjies is brought down and he looks like he has injured his shoulder. He looks like he will continue.
Chippa have let loose now and Pirates are having to defend more and more. With 20 minutes remaining, this game could go either way.
GOAL, CHIPPA, MAELA(OG)! 3-2: Another own goal! Maela chests the corner into his own goal. Just one goal separating the two sides with Chippa attacking more and more.
YELLOW! Mpontshane is shown the yellow card for time wasting. Chippa looking to attack more.
Chippa have a corner but they fail to make much of it as Pirates clear.
Makola is coming on for Nyatama, Pirates are in a strong position.
We are at the hour mark and Pirates will look to make some changes now.
Pule is brought down and the referee is making a decision as Pirates appeal for a penalty kick. This could be a big moment in the game.
GOAL, PIRATES, PULE! 3-1: The penalty from Pule and he slots it into the goal past the keeper. Big moment in the game, and Pirates are two goals ahead.
The corner is cleared quickly and Pirates look to attack. The final shot goes high and wide from Mulenga.
A flat free kick from Manzini but his shot goes wide and it touched the keeper so Chippa have a corner.
Manzini is brought down and that will be a free kick to Chippa in a dangerous position.
A big chance for Pirates as they attack and get in the box. The shot from them hits the bar and rebounds. Chippa clear.
Manzini wins a corner for Chippa after a free kick. Good start for Chippa.
The second half begins.
HALF-TIME: PIRATES 2-1 CHIPPA. An early goal from the hosts and then a brilliant goal from Tlolane. The keeper slipped and that resulted in an own goal. Pirates lead by 1.
Pirates are caught offside again as they look to attack. They hold a confident lead.
Akpeyi is down and getting some medical attention. There will be a short delay in play.
Two shots from the Pirates but both are stopped. Pule with the first shot and then Nyatama looks to slot the rebound but the keeper makes two good stops.
Chippa look to kick from the edge of the box but the ball is blocked and Lorch looks to attack.
We are in the final 15 minutes of the first half and Pirates hold the lead.
This half as seen a lot of interesting twists and turns. An early goal, a good equaliser and then an own goal.
GOAL, PIRATES, MAPHANGA (OG)! 2-1: An own goal from Maphanga who heads the ball towards the keeper for him to collect it. It is an easy ball but the keeper slips and it becomes an own goal.
Trouble at the other end as Pirates counter at speed but Chippa close them down and stop the attack.
Chance! Another chance for Chippa as they run into the box and look to score but the Pirates defence manage to block and clear.
GOAL, CHIPPA, TLOLANE! 1-1: What a goal! Tlolane gets the ball in the box and runs through the defence to shoot and beat the keeper. Brilliant equaliser!
Halfway through the first half and the pace of the game has slowed down a bit.
Pirates are 5 points behind the table leaders and a win here will really help them.
There is a decent crowd in the stadium in spite of the rain.
Chippa with a throw in and they look to attack in the Pirates box. A long cross but Pirates manage to clear and counter.
Yet another corner to Pirates but Chippa clear early but give the ball away.
A corner to the Pirates, but they fail to make an impact because of a slippery pitch. They have another corner.
A lot of midfield play from both sides as they win the ball only to give it away.
It has been a busy start to the game with Pirates taking the lead early. Chippa will have to dig deep and come up with something soon.
GOAL, PIRATES, JELE! 1-0: The hosts take the lead. They have a free kick and Happy Jele slots it into the goal. Bright start to the game.
Kick-off! The first half begins under rainy conditions as Pirates kick us off.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the PSL clash between Orlando Pirates and Chippa United from the Orlando Stadium.
Pirates:40. Mpontshane, 4. Jele, 33. Munetsi, 21. Ndengane, 37. Mbekile, 23. Maela, 20. Mlambo, 14. Nyatama, 45. Pule, 3. Lorch, 17. Mulenga
Subs: 30. Sandilands, 29. Mako, 5. Makola, 32. Mntambo, 12. Shonga, 7. Mahachi, 31. Gabuza.
Chippa United: Akpeyi , Macheke ,Nsabiyumva, Modisane , Thlolane , Sangweni , Malepe, Mayambela , Mbenyane , Rhulani Manzini
Komane , Mzimela , Rakhale , lentjies , Sali , Maphanga
Milutin Sredojevic’s troops are unbeaten in their last 12 games in the league and will be confident playing at home.
The Chilli Boys will be desperate for points as they have not won a league match in their last nine games, which included a 1-0 loss to Bloemfontein Celtic last Friday.
Chippa are 15th on the log and Pirates are second.
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