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06 Nov 2018

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06 Nov 2018

Micho: "After only 72 hours to prepare for this game after the Tekom Cup we had an imbalanced squad and I rotated 5 players who were fresh with those who had tired legs. This was why we started slowly in the first-half."

"At half-time we sorted what we needed to sort with the numbers needed to go forward. I am happy for Shonga because he was under so much pressure...but in the last three games he provided 3 assists."

"I want to give credit to the players and the technical team for the work we put in...the win means a lot to us because confidence you can only get from winning."

<p><strong>Micho:</strong> "After only 72 hours to prepare for this game after the Tekom Cup we had an imbalanced squad and I rotated 5 players who were fresh with those who had tired legs. This was why we started slowly in the first-half."</p><p>"At half-time we sorted what we needed to sort with the numbers needed to go forward. I am happy for Shonga because he was under so much pressure...but in the last three games he provided 3 assists."</p><p>"I want to give credit to the players and the technical team for the work we put in...the win means a lot to us because confidence you can only get from winning."</p>

06 Nov 2018

MAN OF THE MATCH: Marshall Munetsi

06 Nov 2018

Full-TIME: Polokwane 1-2 Orlando Pirates

A thriller at the Peter Mokaba Stadium as Orlando Pirates win to move top of the Absa Premiership table!

<p><strong>Full-TIME: Polokwane 1-2 Orlando Pirates</strong></p><p>A thriller at the Peter Mokaba Stadium as Orlando Pirates win to move top of the Absa Premiership table!</p>

06 Nov 2018

93' Polokwane now throwing everything at Pirates in search of an equaliser!!

06 Nov 2018

90' The fourth official signals 5 minutes of added time!

06 Nov 2018

89' Polokwane 1-2 Orlando Pirates

Nkile grabs a goal back for Polokwane from a corner!!!

<p>89' <strong>Polokwane 1-2 Orlando Pirates </strong></p><p>Nkile grabs a goal back for Polokwane from a corner!!!</p>

06 Nov 2018

89' POLOKWANE CITY!!!!!!!!

06 Nov 2018

84' - Substitute for Polokwane as Booi is off for Wagaba.

06 Nov 2018

82' Pirates make their third and final change as Shonga is replaced by Mahachi.

06 Nov 2018

81' Mabaso puts in a low cross that has the Polokwane defence scrambling as they concede a corner.

06 Nov 2018

80' Pirates hold a two-goal advantage as we head into the final 10 minutes.

06 Nov 2018

77' Polokwane make their second change with Puleng Tlolane replacing Salulani Phiri.

06 Nov 2018

70' Polokwane make their first change as Musona replaces Hlongwane.

06 Nov 2018

66' Pirates make a second change as Mabaso replaces Lorch.

06 Nov 2018

64' Justin Shonga doubles the lead for the Buccaneers with a fantastic free-kick!!!

<p>64' <strong>Justin Shonga</strong> doubles the lead for the Buccaneers with a fantastic free-kick!!!<br /></p>

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64' ORLANDO PIRATES!!!!!!

06 Nov 2018

60' CHANCE!! It should be 2-0 to Pirates. Thembinkosi Lorch does everything right, but doesn't bury his effort. Chigova with the save.

06 Nov 2018

58' Polokwane 0-1 Orlando Pirates

Marcelo scores his first goal for the Buccaneers just before the hour mark!

<p><strong>58' Polokwane 0-1 Orlando Pirates</strong></p><p>Marcelo scores his first goal for the Buccaneers just before the hour mark!<br /></p>

06 Nov 2018

58' ORLANDO PIRATES!!!!!

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57' Orlando Pirates make their first change as Kutumela replaces Mbikile.

06 Nov 2018

57' Mbekile draws a foul in a dangerous area on the right flank.

06 Nov 2018

55' Very late sliding tackle by Mbekile who goes into the referee's book.

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53' Maluleke with a direct free-kick from the edge of the area but fails to keep his effort down.

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48' STUNNING EFFORT by Mngomezulu who bends an effort just inside the far post that forces Mobakgwane into making an incredible save to keep the scores level!
48' STUNNING EFFORT by Mngomezulu who bends an effort just inside the far post that forces Mobakgwane into making an incredible save to keep the scores level!<br />

06 Nov 2018

46' Polokwane City 0-0 Orlando Pirates

We're back underway in the second-half! Can Pirates find a an all important goal to go top of the Absa Prem table...

<p>46' Polokwane City 0-0 Orlando Pirates</p><p>We're back underway in the second-half! Can Pirates find a an all important goal to go top of the Absa Prem table...</p>

06 Nov 2018

HALF-TIME: Polokwane City 0-0 Orlando Pirates

Justin Shonga has failed to convert for Pirates while Mngomezulu had an early chance for Polokwane as we head into the break goalless!

<p><strong>HALF-TIME: Polokwane City 0-0 Orlando Pirates</strong></p><p>Justin Shonga has failed to convert for Pirates while Mngomezulu had an early chance for Polokwane as we head into the break goalless!</p>

06 Nov 2018

45' The fourth official signals 1 minute of additional time.

06 Nov 2018

42' Shonga again with another chance from an acute angle but fails to hit the target!

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40' A good counter-attack by Pirates but Shonga takes the wrong option and the ball goes out for a goal-kick.

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35' Pirates are seemingly now finding a better rhythm and are putting Polokwane under a bit of pressure.

06 Nov 2018

32' CHANCE for Shonga after an Mbikile cut-back but the attacker narrowly misses the target!

06 Nov 2018

30' Polokwane City 0-0 Orlando Pirates

It's been a scrappy first-half so far for Orlando Pirates who are struggling to find any attacking rhythm while Polokwane seem the more likely to open the scoring.

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