SuperSport end Chiefs’ unbeaten run

2015-02-18 08:50

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Second-half goals from Jeremy Brockie and Dove Wome arrested Kaizer Chiefs’ 19-game unbeaten Premiership run as SuperSport United walked away 2-0 winners in Polokwane last night.

Brockie made it two goals in two games before Wome scored his sixth league goal of the season as United halted Chiefs’ superb run.

Three valuable points allowed SuperSport to climb to sixth in the standings, while Chiefs remained top of the log but are in danger of seeing their lead at the top slashed to seven points depending on results to come.

Despite Chiefs’ early possession, it was Brockie who had the first taste for goal, narrowly volleying over the bar after Eric Mathoho struggled to head his clearance away.

The teams traded blows but failed to inspire any meaningful chances on target.

Ryan Chapman and Matthew Rusike had chances sail over the bar, before Brockie gave Amakhosi a scare when he breached Brilliant Khuzwayo’s defence and netted what looked to be the opening goal, but was denied by an offside call midway through the half.

United came out firing in the second half and soon stole the lead through Brockie, who headed beyond Khuzwayo from Chapman’s superb delivery into the area.

Brockie cooly nodded home from a tight angle to send the Pretoria side coasting into the lead and looking full value for their advantage.

Chiefs responded by peppering SuperSport with a host of chances, particularly from corners, where United looked vulnerable.

Their defence, however, stood firm and shut the door on any Chiefs attacks in their final third.

Just when Chiefs thought they were in with a chance to equalise, up stepped Wome in the second minute of three additional minutes, scoring the second and putting the result beyond doubt as United condemned Chiefs to their first league defeat of the campaign.

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