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Sundowns are top of the table on goal difference, leading the way ahead of SuperSport United and Swallows FC, who like them are each on 27 points. Masandawana were denied victory over Swallows by an equaliser with the last kick of the game and will be eager to bounce back.
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Mamelodi Sundowns: Onyango, Mvala, Maluleka, Lebusa, Mkhize, Kekana, Maboe, Langerman, Erasmus, Zwane, Shalulile. Subs: Sirino, Jali, Motupa, Goss, Mkhulise, Kapinga, Domingo, Majadibodu, Modiba.
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Black Leopards: Ndlovu, Makobela, Masia, Khumalo, Kabwe, Maluleke, Nthatheni, Mthethwa, Hlongwane, Karuru, Ramagalela. Subs: Mendes, Abubakar, Ononogbu, Makgetlwa, Mokoena, Anas, Thutlwa, Mashoene, Sampson.
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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this DStv Premiership clash between Black Leopards and Mamelodi Sundowns at Thohoyandou Stadium.
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Referee Philangenkosi Khumalo blows his whistle and Mamelodi Sundowns kick off at Thohoyandou Stadium.
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There's a scrappy piece of play inside the Leopards box which ends in a Shalulile shot at the edge. That goes off target.
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Long-range shot from Leopards, but that goes off target. Onyango is untroubled.
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Hlompho Kekana meets a delivery in from the right, but he heads off target.
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Corner for Leopards. They play it short to Khumalo, who dribbles past Erasmus, leaving him for dead, and fires a low shot just wide of the far post.
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Erasmus picks out Zwane on the edge of the box, but his first touch lets him down and the ball runs away for a goal-kick.
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POST! Leopards fail to clear following a Sundowns corner and are almost punished as Shalulile's header comes off the woodwork!
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Leopards have lost the ball in midfield a good few times. On this occasion, Hlompho Kekana is afforded the chance to shoot from just outside the box, once again failing to trouble the goalkeeper, but this time due to a deflection.
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Masia landed awkwardly by the look of things and is down receiving medical attention.
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Lebusa looks for the long ball to Shalulile, but Masia deals with it, heading it out of play.
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Kabwe looks to get in behind Mkhize, who makes the foul. He picks up a yellow card. It's not clear whether that is for the challenge or subsequent comments to the referee.
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Leopards go towards the far post from the ensuing free-kick, but Nthatheni fires wide of goal there.
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Khumalo goes for a long-range shot, but fires well off target.
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Mvala makes a fantastic sliding challenge to recover the ball for Sundowns, taking it away from Karuru.
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Maboe looks to slide the ball across the face of goal, but Nthatheni gets back and makes a crucial block!
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Erasmus goes for a shot at goal from long range. No trouble for King Ndlovu there.
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Maluleke goes for goal from long range, using the space available to him, but the shot goes straight down the throat of Onyango.
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Erasmus plays Shalulile into a wonderful position, but he fails to evade the last defenders and the move peters out after he passes to Zwane.
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Hlongwane goes for goal from long range. Once again, that's straight at Onyango.
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HALF-TIME: BLACK LEOPARDS 0-0 MAMELODI SUNDOWNS. Into the break we go with the scores as we started. It's 0-0 at Thohoyandou Stadium.
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Leopards attack down the right and the ball is cut back to Ramagalela. However, the former Sundowns man's shot is blocked.
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A minimum of four minutes of stoppage time have been added on at the end of the first half.
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Off we go for the start of the second half... GOAL, LEOPARDS, KARURU! 1-0: It doesn't take long before Karuru fires Leopards in front! Sundowns have it all to do now.
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Erasmus tees up Shalulile for the shot and the Namibian star fires just over the target!
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On comes Sirino for Mkhize in an attacking substitution from Mamelodi Sundowns. Sirino was heavily courted by Al Ahly, but Sundowns opted not to let him go. Now is the perfect chance for him to show that he is still the player who has been so vital for Masandawana since he joined.
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Hlongwane has succumbed to an injury picked up in an aerial duel. His game is over and Makgetlwa comes on. Let's hope Hlongwane's injury is not too serious.
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Mokoena came on for Mthethwa in the other recent Black Leopards change. Mthethwa was the one who clashed with Hlongwane while Hlompho Kekana was under the same ball.
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GOAL, SUNDOWNS, SHALULILE! 1-1: A wonderful acrobatic effort from Shalulile at the near post beats Ndlovu and levels the scores!
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RED CARD, SUNDOWNS, MVALA! A professional foul sees Mvala picking up a straight red card! He pulled Ramagalela back and denied a clear goalscoring opportunity!
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CHANCE! Leopards have their tails up now. Kabwe crosses, looking for Karuru, but he fails to get the contact needed to steer it past Onyango from close range!
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Chance for Kabwe... He smashes it at Onyango, who makes the save! That effort might have taken a deflection along the way.
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Sundowns counter and Sirino has a chance at the far post. His effort is saved by Ndlovu from point-blank range!
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Jali is on for Erasmus as Sundowns look to shore up the midfield.
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Ndlovu comes under pressure from Shalulile, but ultimately evades the onrushing Namibia international.
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Sundowns counter at lightning pace and Shalulile plays Zwane in on goal. Ndlovu smothers him and makes the save from close range!
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Word from the touchline via SuperSport is that Hlongwane and Mthethwa are doing alright and inside the stadium following the collision which led to them both being taken off. Good news for Black Leopards. Speaking of substitutions, Abubakar replaces Maluleke.
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Maluleka makes way with Mkhulise coming on for Sundowns, who are also bringing Kapinga on for Zwane. Kapinga, of course, was signed from Black Leopards.
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Ononogbu comes on for Black Leopards in place of Kabwe.
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We're into 10 minutes of stoppage time at the end of the match. The collision between Mthethwa and Hlongwane led to a lengthy stoppage.
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A Sirino corner aiming for Shalulile is only just headed wide of goal. Another corner comes in, aimed at Shalulile again. That's cleared.
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Shalulile is played in and blazes over from close range, but the offside flag is up against him in any case.
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GOAL, SUNDOWNS, SHALULILE! 1-2: Shalulile makes the most of what appeared to be a mistake. Kapinga went for goal by the look of it, but his shot was blocked by none other than Shalulile, who used the chance to poke home!
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Leopards push forward in search of one last chance. Can they do what Swallows did to Sundowns over the weekend?
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FULL-TIME: BLACK LEOPARDS 1-2 MAMELODI SUNDOWNS. Masandawana claim the three points thanks to a brace from Peter Shalulile! A vital comeback victory!
Black Leopards
Mamelodi Sundowns
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Goal Scorers
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46' Karuru Ovi...
64' Shalulile ...
90' Shalulile ...
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Yellow Cards
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Squad
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Ndlovu Kgos...
Khumalo Sib...
Masia Khomotso
Karuru Ovid...
Maluleke Wi...
Kabwe Rodrick
Makobela Te...
Nthatheni K...
Mthethwa Si...
Ramagalela ...
Hlongwane Lifa
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Onyango Denis
Lengerman T...
Lebusa Mosa
Alpheus Kek...
Maluleka Ge...
Zwane Themba
Mkhize Siph...
Erasmus Kermit
Mvala Mothobi
Shalulile P...
Maboe Lebohang
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Reserves
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Thutlwa Tiklas
Anas Mohammed
Mokoena Tha...
Ononogbu On...
Makgetlwa D...
Mashoene Ts...
Mendes Jonas
Abubakar Mu...
Sampson Ethen
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Maphosa Mod...
Goss Ricardo
Mkhulise Sp...
Domingo Haa...
K. Majadibodu
Sirino Gaston
Jali Andile
Kapinga Lesedi
Motupa Gift