Four penalties given during CT City, AmaZulu clash 2nd most ever awarded in a PSL match

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Benni McCarthy (Getty Images)
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AmaZulu closed the gap on DSTV Premiership leaders Mamelodi Sundowns to just one point on Wednesday after their emphatic 5-1 victory over Cape Town City at the Cape Town Stadium.

It was a game that Benni McCarthy's charges dominated, with Augustine Mulenga and Tapelo Xoki putting them up 2-0 at half-time and Lehlohonolo Majoro, Luvuyo Memela and Siyathemaba Sithebe adding to the score in the second half.

But this wasn't any ordinary match.

In fact, there were FOUR penalties awarded during the encounter with TWO missed, one from each side.

Xoki converted the first for AmaZulu just before half-time after Memela was brought down by City keeper, Peter Leeuwenburgh.

A second penalty followed for the visitors in the 55th minute but this time Leeuwenburgh stopped Xoki's spot kick.

Just 10 minutes later, AmaZulu had a third spot kick and Memela made no mistake with his attempt.

But it wasn't over yet, with Cape Town City getting their chance from the spot after a foul on Aubrey Ngoma.

Fagrie Lackay, however, couldn't convert the spot kick but made amends a minute later when he scored City's only goal from open play.

According to TransferMarkt, this is the second most penalties awarded in a PSL encounter.

In the 2013/14 season, five penalties were given during a clash between Mamelodi Sundowns and Ajax Cape Town.

In that match, three were converted and two were saved. 


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