Black Leopards
2 - 0
SuperSport United
2019-01-12 | 15:30 |  South African Premier Soccer League | Thohoyandou Stadium |  Full Time
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Black Leopards SuperSport United
  • 53' Mwape Musonda (Penalty)
    87' Mwape Musonda (Goal)
    2 Goals 0
  • 29' Pentjie Zulu
    50' Marks Munyai
    74' Khomotso Masia
    3 Yellow Cards 2 45' Clayton Daniels
    72' Grant Kekana
  • Red Cards
Commentary
  • 90'

    Mokoena comes on in place of Bereng for Black Leopards as the clock ticks down towards the full-time whistle.

  • 90'

    We're into five minutes of stoppage time at the end of this encounter. That's enough time for a comeback, but Black Leopards don't look as if they're about to give up two goals easily.

  • 90'

    Mahlatsi goes down inside the penalty area. I think he wants a penalty, but there isn't much of an appeal from Matsatsantsa. Ndzandzeka is unmoved.

  • 90'

    Kapinga comes on in place of Hlongwane as Dylan Kerr makes his final substitution of the day.

  • 90'

    Leopards have resorted to what could be described as a bit of showboating. The home fans are loving it.

  • 90'

    FULL-TIME: BLACK LEOPARDS 2-0 SUPERSPORT UNITED. A brace from Musonda has sealed all three points for Lidoda Duvha. They dominated both halves and thoroughly deserve this win. Top eight looks a very real possibility for them.

  • 89'

    CHANCE! With an opportunity to claim his hat-trick at his feet, Musonda fires off target from close range! He'll be absolutely kicking himself!

  • 88'

    GOAL, LEOPARDS, MUSONDA! 2-0: Musonda doubles the lead with a finish from inside the box!

  • 86'

    Mokoena looks to wriggle free just outside the penalty area and then has a shot at goal, but it flies over the target.

  • 82'

    And now Mokoena comes on in place of Ntshangase.

  • 81'

    SuperSport look to catch their hosts by surprise, but Keene’s header misses the target.

  • 80'

    Mhlongo comes on in place of Tshepe, with Dylan Kerr not taking any chances on his wounded player.

  • 79'

    Kekana has a shot at goal as he looks to make amends for the penalty he gave away, but he fires off target.

  • 78'

    Leopards are temporarily down to 10 men, with Tshepe receiving medical attention.

  • 75'

    SAVE! From the ensuing free-kick, Modiba’s fine strike forces Ndlovu into a fantastic flying save! The keeper tips the ball behind.

  • 74'

    At the other end, Masia is yellow-carded for his challenge on Furman.

  • 73'

    Kekana, who gave away the penalty that separates the two sides, has now picked up a yellow card for his foul on Hlongwane. This hasn’t been the greatest of days for him.

  • 71'

    CHANCE! Mudau surges forward and fizzes the ball across the face of goal. Not sure whether that was intended as a shot or cross, but either way, it’s gone wide of the target and beyond the byline.

  • 69'

    Play is back underway. We’re into the final quarter of the game, with stoppage time not being factored into that calculation. SuperSport United are running out of time.

  • 67'

    And now, with the temperature at 31 degrees Celsius, it’s time for another water break.

  • 65'

    CHANCE! Keene plays a wonderful long ball forward to Modiba, who looks as if he has only the keeper to beat, but then Munyai saves the day with a brilliant sliding tackle!

  • 63'

    Black Leopards win a free-kick just outside the penalty area. Before it’s taken, Matsatsantsa bring Mahlatsi on in place of Webber.

  • 63'

    Tshepe takes the free-kick, but fires over the target. A somewhat disappointing effort.

  • 59'

    Another shot from Black Leopards misses the target. They need to be more clinical, as they’re up against dangerous opponents who can punish them at any given time.

  • 55'

    CHANCE! Leopards rip the SuperSport defence apart again and get the ball across the face of goal, but it’s the same old story — nobody there to capitalise!

  • 53'

    GOAL, LEOPARDS, MUSONDA! 1-0: Musonda steps up to the spot and fires Black Leopards in front. You can’t accuse them of not being good value for this lead!

  • 52'

    PENALTY! Ndzandzeka blows for handball against Kekana inside the area!

  • 51'

    Zulu plays a ball forward in search of Musonda, who is flagged offside. Again, that looked a tight call.

  • 50'

    Munyai fouls Keene and then engages in a war of words with him. He picks up a yellow card for it. Eventually, the pair shake hands on the orders of Ndzandzeka.

  • 46'

    KICK-OFF! The second half is underway. SuperSport United kick off. They’ve brought Grobler on in place of Mnyamane. The former Ajax Cape Town striker makes his return to action.

  • 46'

    Webber’s free-kick delivery picks out Kekana at the far post. His header goes off target, but that’s a promising start to the half for the visitors.

  • 45'

    We’re into two minutes of stoppage time at the end of the first half.

  • 45'

    Daniels picks up a yellow card, having been blown up for a foul on Masalesa. Harsh call. The decision could easily have gone in his favour.

  • 45'

    HALF-TIME: BLACK LEOPARDS 0-0 SUPERSPORT UNITED. The teams go into the break all square. There have been several chances, but no goals. Leopards have had everything bar the finishing touch.

  • 44'

    Another offside call against Musonda. This one looked extremely tight. SuperSport United were nearly punished for playing a high line there. They got away with one!

  • 41'

    The weather has cooled down from earlier on in the day. We’re seeing some end-to-end football in Thohoyandou.

  • 38'

    CHANCE! Bereng receives a cut-back with Williams out off his line. He has a huge goal to aim at, but skies his effort, which goes over the target. Disappointing for Black Leopards.

  • 37'

    Again, there’s danger for SuperSport United. Mudau slides the ball across the face of goal, but once more, there isn’t a teammate there to slot home.

  • 34'

    Daniels looks to catch the Black Leopards defence out with a long aerial ball, but Munganga cuts it out.

  • 32'

    Now it's Musonda who looks to get in behind on Black Leopards' left, but he is flagged offside.

  • 29'

    Zulu picks up a yellow card, becoming the first player in the book today.

  • 28'

    There's another scare for SuperSport as Black Leopards look to get in behind again, but Williams manages to rush out and intervene.

  • 25'

    Play gets back underway and it doesn't take long before SuperSport United get inside the Black Leopards penalty area and go down, perhaps looking for a decision in their favour. There's a bit of conflict over that, but no real shout. No penalty.

  • 23'

    We're a quarter of the way through the game and it's time for a water break. Thohoyandou has been extremely hot today.

  • 22'

    Play gets back underway. Tshepe looks to get a speculative shot away, but he can't quite catch it properly. An easy gather for Williams.

  • 20'

    Modiba is down in the middle of the park after being clattered into from behind by Munyai.

  • 16'

    Still no score at Thohoyandou Stadium, but it's been an engaging opening quarter of an hour.

  • 12'

    There have been some early scares for SuperSport United. Lidoda Duvha will be disappointed not to have buried any of their chances so far though.

  • 8'

    As is usually the case at Black Leopards home games, the fans have turned out in numbers.

  • 8'

    Danger for SuperSport United! Musonda's run catches the Matsatsantsa defence unaware and he gets in behind and on the ball. However, he fails to shoot before Daniels is able to tidy up.

  • 4'

    Musonda fizzes a dangerous ball across the face of goal in from the right. Unfortunately for Lidoda Duvha, there's nobody in position to tap the ball into the net.

  • 1'

    Referee Thando Ndzandzeka blows his whistle and Black Leopards get the game underway at the Thohoyandou Stadium. They're up against a SuperSport United side rejuvenated by the return of Dean Furman and Thabo Mnyamane.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Absa Premiership clash between Black Leopards and SuperSport United at Thohoyandou Stadium. After defeat to Cape Town City, Matsatsantsa need a win to keep pace with the leading pack.

  • 0'

    After a difficult start to the season under Joel Masutha, who won them promotion to the top flight, Lidoda Duvha have enjoyed a resurgence under Dylan Kerr. After two wins on the trot, they head into this game not too far off their opponents.

  • 0'

    SUPERSPORT UNITED STARTING XI: Williams, Modiba, Bhasera, Khumalo, Kekana, Webber, Furman (c), Daniels, Ntshangase, Keene, Mnyamane. SUBS: Pule, Letsholonyane, Gould, Mahlatsi, Nhlapo, Grobler, Mokoena.

  • 0'

    BLACK LEOPARDS STARTING XI: Ndlovu, Munyai (c), Masia, Munganga, Zulu, Tshepe, Masalesa, Mudau, Hlongwane, Bereng, Musonda. SUBS: Muleka, Kapinga, Mahangwahaya, Mokoena, Mhlongo, Ndlovu, Katjiukua.

Team Line-ups
Black Leopards SuperSport United
  • Lehlohonolo Masalesa
  • Marks Munyai
  • Khuliso Mudau
  • Karabo Tshepe
  • Mwape Musonda
  • Lesedi Kapinga
  • Pentjie Zulu
  • Tshwarelo Bereng
  • Lifa Hlongwane
  • King Ndlovu
  • Thabiso Mokoena
  • Jean Munganga
  • Khomotso Masia
  • Joseph Mhlongo
  • 2
  • 5
  • 6
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 15
  • 17
  • 22
  • 25
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 3
  • 4
  • 7
  • 8
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 28
  • 30
  • Bongani Khumalo
  • Clayton Daniels
  • Bradley Grobler
  • Dean Furman
  • Thabo Mnyamane
  • James Keene
  • Jamie Webber
  • Onismor Bhasera
  • Aubrey Modiba
  • Grant Kekana
  • Phumlani Ntshangase
  • Kamohelo Mahlatsi
  • Teboho Mokoena
  • Ronwen Williams
Substitutions
  • Ivan Mahangwahaya
  • Themba Ndlovu
  • Rotshidzwa Muleka
  • Chris Katjiukua
  • 24
  • 31
  • 32
  • 33
  • 6
  • 18
  • 23
  • 33
  • Reneilwe Letsholonyane
  • Siyabonga Nhlapo
  • Morgan Gould
  • Boalefa Pule

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