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Royal AM subs: Mabokgwane, Mabuza, Dlamini, Matjila, Mashikinya, Letsoalo, George, Sera, Ncobeni.
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Royal AM starting XI: Nyame, Lingwati, Manganyi, Mkhize, Mahashe, Phalane, Mahlasela, Monamodi, Masuku, Potsane, Mabena
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Mamelodi Sundowns subs: Goss, Mvala, Mkhulise, Modiba, Zwane, Kapinga, Erasmus, Sirino, Safranko.
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Mamelodi Sundowns starting XI: Mweene, Morena, Lebusa, Kekana, De Reuck, Lakay, Jali, Kutumela, Vilakazi, Maema, Shalulile.
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Stat: Royal AM have failed to score in 2 of their last 3 PSL matches. A 1-0 home win against Stellenbosch came before a 0-0 draw at AmaZulu in their last match.
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Stat: Sundowns have kept 9 clean sheets in their last 11 home PSL matches. Their last match brought a 1-1 draw away at Stellenbosch. Lyle Lakay equalised in the second half.
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Stat: Mamelodi Sundowns have won 9 of their last 10 home PSL matches.
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Hello and welcome to live coverage of the DSTV Premiership as Mamelodi Sundowns host Royal AM. Kickoff is at Loftus Stadium is at 3.30PM.
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We are underway!
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A very good start to the match as both teams are looking to take the initiative and keep possession.
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GOAL, SUNDOWNS! KUTUMELA! He kept his place in the XI and he fires a sublime volley past Nyame to give Masandawana an early lead. Mamelodi Sundowns 1-0 Royal AM.
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Royal AM win a corner off Lebusa. The ball comes into the area but it's overhit.
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Foul! Sundowns break and Monamodi fouls Shalulile. Lucky to avoid a yellow card there the Royal AM wingback.
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Nearly a chance for Sundowns. Morena does well but his cross is cleared. Vilakazi tries to lob the loose ball over the defence for Shalulile but Nyame intercepts well for Royal AM.
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Potsane bursts through the middle for Sundowns and is cut down by Lebusa, who amazingly avoids a card. The captain's armband may have afforded him some leeway there.
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A Sundowns attack breaks down so Royal AM look to counter through Potsane. Shalulile lost the ball but chases back to regain it. That's excellent defensive work from the striker.
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Tactics: Sundowns are playing a back three today, a very rare sight. It's Kekana, De Reuck and Lebusa as the centre backs. Vilakazi is partnering Jali in central midfield.
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Yellow! Potsane again causes problems and is fouled by a poor challenge by Jali. The referee shows a caution. Jali will miss the next match due to an accumulation of bookings.
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Mabena takes the resulting freekick but he drives it straight into the wall. Royal AM try to load the ball back into the box but the pass is over-cooked.
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Sundowns try a build up scheme where Jali receives two yards from Mweene. The goalkeeper ends up going long and Kutumela is fouled from the long kick.
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Save! Maema receives a pass from Lakay, cuts onto his right and forces Nyame into a smart save with a shot from 25 yards.
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Maema receives for Sundowns between the lines, turns Manganyi with ease and has a shot which rolls wide of the upright.
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CHANCE! Royal AM should be level as a huge chance is missed. A Mweene kick is sent back by Royal AM, Mabena takes the ball down and tees up Potsane but he can't finish from six yards. Great save from Mweene with his legs. It should be 1-1.
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Mweene is down getting treatment for Sundowns. He seems to have hurt himself somewhat in making that key save.
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Both sets of players are receiving instructions from their coaching staff as well as taking on fluids during this stoppage.
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Penalty shout? Shalulile tumbles in the box for Sundowns after a bump from Mahashe. Referee Thando Ndzandzeka says no penalty. Correct call.
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Offside! Royal AM again cause issues. Mabena plays a lovely through ball for Potsane, who finishes past Mweene but the offside flag had been raised -- good decision.
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Block! Royal AM are looking so dangerous. They get behind the Downs midfield after Jali gives it away. It leads to a chance on the volley for Mabena but De Reuck blocks well. Very entertaining match this.
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Shalulile makes a driving run down the right for Sundowns past Mahashe but his cross is far too strong and goes out for a throw on the side.
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Close! Mahlasela plays a clever through ball for Mabena but he was about a yard offside.
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Royal AM counter again and it's a foot race between Lebusa and Potsane. The latter goes down and looks to have been shoved and falls on the ball, handling it inadvertently.
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Yellow! Potsane is carded for his reaction, kicking the ball away and showing dissent to the referee. Replays show it may have been a foul and therefore a red card for a professional foul.
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Royal AM have a late freekick on the left. Masuku takes it but it's badly over-hit and Mweene can catch it unchallenged.
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HALF TIME. Sundowns scored early in the half but were outplayed for most of that opening period by some lovely Royal AM football. Join us in 15 minutes for the second half. Mamelodi Sundowns 1-0 Royal AM.
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+3' The half is ending with a long period of Royal AM pressure with crosses and plenty of touches in the box. Some great football being played.
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Added time: 3 minutes.
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Save! Mabena's run again gets him down the side of the Sundowns defence but his shot is pushed over the bar by Mweene.
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SUB for Sundowns at half-time: Mvala replaces Lebusa. Sundowns move to a back four?
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The second half is underway.
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Lakay gets forward well for Sundowns but his low cross is poor and gets easily intercepted.
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CHANCE! Sundowns should go 2-1 up. Kutumela is released on the left and squares a perfect cross for Shalulile which he puts wide when he has to score.
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Despite the half time substitution, it's still a back three for Sundowns with Mvala playing as a centre back.
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62% possession for Sundowns in this second half so far. Royal AM haven't quite got going yet since the interval.
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Mabena is delivering a clinic for Royal AM today. He drops off and receives a pass before Mvala clatters him.
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Wide! Royal AM have an opening now as Mabena crosses to the back post, Mkhize pulls it back for Potsane but he skies a shot.
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Double SUB for Sundowns: Mkhulise for Vilakazi and Modiba for Lakay.
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SUB for Royal AM: Letsoalo comes on to replace Mahlasela.
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SUB for Sundowns now: Sirino on for Kutumela.
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GOAL, SUNDOWNS! SHALULILE! Jali wins the ball high up and finds Morena. He fires a pass across the area and Shalulile taps home at the back post. Replays show it was borderline in terms of offside. Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0 Royal AM.
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Royal AM look dejected here and don't look like they think they can come back.
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GOAL, SUNDOWNS! SHALULILE! Royal AM have a corner, Jali carries the ball 40 yards, releases Modiba and he squares for Shalulile to finish with ease. Game over. Mamelodi Sundowns 3-0 Royal AM.
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BAR! Shalulile is now sent in-behind the defence and he strikes the crossbar from an inside left position. Nearly the hattrick.
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SUBS for Celtic: Sera and Ncobeni comes on, Monamodi and Mahashe head off. George then heads on for Mabena.
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SUB for Sundowns: Kapinga comes on for Maema.
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GOAL, ROYAL AM! LETSOALO! Sera sends the ball wide to makeshift left back Potsane who crosses to the back post when Letsoalo converts. A glimmer of hope perhaps. Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 Royal AM.
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Sundowns are camped in the Royal AM half here looking for another goal. A Kapinga shot gets blocked by Lingwati.
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Foul! George goes down the outsdie for Royal AM and wins a freekick off Morena.
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Royal take the freekick short to Potsane who puts a good cross. Lingwati heads towards goal but it's too weak to really cause any problems for Mweene in the Sundowns goal.
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PENALTY! Royal AM attack, Sera crosses into the box and it hits De Reuck in the stomach. That's never a penalty. Terrible decision by Thando Ndzandzeka.
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FULL TIME. A crazy match. Royal AM were the better team in the first half. Sundowns made it 3-0 after 72 minutes. Two late Royal AM goals by sub Letsoalo made it nervy in an very entertaining match. Sundowns 3-2 Royal AM. Thanks for joining us.
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+5' SAVE! Mweene pulls off another good save from a Royal AM strike inside the box by Letsoalo. So nearly the equaliser in a crazy match.
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+3' Mweene is down now and needs treatment.
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+2' Potsane puts in a deep freekick for Royal AM but Mweene catches it well.
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+2' Yellow! Sirino carded for a foul for Sundowns.
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Added time: 5 minutes
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GOAL, ROYAL AM! LETSOALO! He steps up and sends Mweene the wrong way. A terrible decision but Royal are back in this after a penalty reminiscent of Jorginho's technique. Mamelodi Sundowns 3-2 Royal AM.
Mamelodi Sundowns
Royal AM
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Goal Scorers
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6' Kutumela Th...
65' Shalulile ...
72' Shalulile ...
81' Letsoalo V...
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Yellow Cards
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Squad
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Mweene Kennedy
Grant Kekan...
Lebusa Mosa
Lakay Lyle
Jali Andile
Vilakazi Si...
Morena Thapelo
De Reuck Ru...
Kutumela Th...
Maema Neo
Shalulile P...
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Mahashe Mzw...
Phalane Lan...
Mabena Ndumiso
Potsane Tebogo
Mahlasela K...
Manganyi Le...
Nyame Hugo
Mkhize Zukile
Lingwati Thato
T. Monamodi
Masuku Menzi
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Reserves
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Ĺ afranko Pavol
Kapinga Lesedi
Erasmus Kermit
Maphosa Mod...
Sirino Gaston
Zwane Themba
Mvala Mothobi
Goss Ricardo
Mkhulise Sp...
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Matjila Jorry
Mashikinya ...
Letsoalo Vi...
George Sedwyn
Motebang Sera
Mabokgwane ...
Dlamini Jef...
Ncubeni Jab...
Mabuza Sikh...