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Our refeeee tonight is Masixole Bambiso, and running the lines are Sibusiso Sisilana nd Thabo Twayise. The fourth official is Kamohelo Ramutsindela.
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Sekhukhune United: 30 B. Sangaré, 4 D. Cardoso, 2 N. Mobbie, 36 S. Ntiya-Ntiya, 39 E. Gyimah, 10 S. Shai, 23 L. Mntambo, 7 V. Mncube, 18 S. Seabi, 21 V. Letsoalo, 9 T. Mabasa. Replacements: 14 W. Makhubu, 27 K. Mkhabela, 32 N. Mtshweni, 35 P. Mahlangu, 20 T. Masiya, 12 T. Morris, 8 T. Leepile, 28 K. Molaba, 13 S. Motsepe.
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SuperSport United: 20 R. Goss, 14 O. Bhasera, 3 T. Hlatshwayo, 6 T. Ditlhokwe, 37 K. Johannes, 12 J. Webber, 23 G. Margeman, 15 S. Ndlovu, 7 B. Grobler, 13 T. Gabuza, 28 P. Maswanganyi. Replacements: 17 G. Lungu, 26 J. Donn, 16 T. Mbatha, 1 G. Chigova, 40 T. Maseko, 18 S. Nhlapo, 25 L. Fleurs, 11 A. Ngoma, 9 I. Rayners.
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Sekhukhune are on a three-game undefeated streak, having drawn away to Cape Town City (0-0) and at home to Stellenbosch (1-1), before their spectacular 2-0 home win over Orlando Pirates in their last match.
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SuperSport won their last match 3-1 at home to Royal AM, with Gabuza, Margeman and Grobler all getting on the scoresheet.
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Sekhukhune United have won just one of their last five matches, losing two and drawing two matches.
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SuperSport have won three of their last five matches, as well as losing two matches.
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Sekhukhune United are in the bottom half of the table in 11th place having won only two of their nine matches to date. A win tonight would shoot them up to seventh place or possibly even sixth spot if they bury plenty of goals. They have drawn four times this season and have also lost three times.
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SuperSport United are in third spot on the table with 14 points, having picked up four wins from their nine matches this season. They have drawn two of their matches and lost three games.
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Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of the Premier Soccer League clash between SuperSport United and Sekhukhune United from the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium in Pretoria.
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SuperSport with the early possession.
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Kick-off! We are underway here in Pretoria.
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SuperSport get the early free kick in their own half as Johannes is fouled.
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Both sides win free kicks after being fouls, but nothing materialises from either set piece.
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Maswanganyi crosses into the Sekhukhune box, where Gabuza gets his head to the ball but his effort flies wide of the posts to the left.
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Some good pressure from Sekhukhune earns them a corner but SuperSport clear the danger.
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Grobler crosses into the Sekhukhune box and Ditlhokwe gets a great header in which was heading towards the top corner but Sangaré dives full length to palm it to safety.
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Lovely through ball from Grobler but Gabuza is blown offside.
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Ntiya-Ntiya clears the danger and SuperSPort have a corner.
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GOAL, SUPERSPORT UNITED, GROBLER; 1-0! Great header from close range by Grobler gives the home side an early lead. Webber gets credit for the assist with his cross coming in after a short corner.
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Maswanganyi's cross is met by Grobler inside the box, but his header passes high over the crossbar.
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Good work from Sekhukhune moving the ball around outside the SuperSport box draws a foul on Mncube for a free-kick 30 metres out in front of goal.
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Goos with a full-length dive to grasp Letsoalo's free-kick that was on target but perhaps needed a bit more firepower to beat the SuperSport keeper.
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Good passing by SuperSport as they look to breach the visitors' defence again.
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Maswanganyi is brought down on the left wing and Supersport have another free-kick.
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The Sekhukhune net bulges again but Gabuza's effort is ruled offside. Unlucky for the hosts, as replays show he might well have been onside.
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Webber has a crack with his right foot from outside the box but his shot goes wide of the Sekhukhune goal. Good effort though.
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Long-range free kick into the SuperSport box, but Goss is in too close and has to jump up late to catch the ball, but can only push it out for a corner.
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Mobbi takes a long-range crack at the SuperSport goal but it's too close to Goss who leaps up and punches the ball away from danger.
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Ndlovu is fouled and SuperSpot have a free-kick inside the Sekhukhune half… the visitors defence clear the danger but concede a corner.
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Ndlovu is fouled and SuperSpot have a free-kick inside the Sekhukhune half… the visitors defence clear the danger but concede a corner.
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Ditlhokwe up for the corner, gets his left foot up acrobatically to meet the ball, connects well, but his shot is narrowly wide.
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The visitors win a throw in a dangerous position, work the ball into a good position but are blown for a foul and SuperSport have the chance to clear the danger.
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GOAL, SUPERSPORT UNITED, DITLOKWE; 2-0! The Botswana defender is in place to collect the ball after Sangare came far out of his box to try and clear the corner… the visiting keeper misses and the ball drops onto Ditlokwe's boot and roles into the Sekhukhune goal! Bad luck for the visitors but a well-deserved 2-goal lead for the home side.
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SuperSport bossing the play now as they look for the third goal that would move them into second spot on the table.
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Lovely run from Maswanganyi into the Sekhukhune box, his sharp cross deflecting off a defender for a corner.
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HALF-TIME, SUPERSPORT UNITED 2-0 SEKHUKHUNE UNITED. Some lovely football by SuperSport, who could well be 3-0 up here at half-time. Not enough defensive resistance or attacking intent for Sekhukhune, who could be facing a long 45 minutes in the second half with nothing to look forward to, as SuperSport will push hard for the third goal to push them up into second spot on the table. Stay tuned for second half starting shortly.
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Johannes has an early crack at goal from outside the Sekhukhune box, but his effort flies way wide.
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SUBSTITUTIONS, SEKHUKUNE UNITED. The visitors ring the changes with three substitutions. Mahlangu comes on for Seabi, Masiya takes the place of Shai, and Makhubu replaces Mabasa.
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Kick-off! We are underway here with the second half.
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Mncube with a lovely run into the SuperSport box but his chip into the danger area is cleared by SuperSport.
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Excellent pressure on SuperSport by the visitors who are now showing plenty of attacking intent. here might yet b a lo of goal left in this clash.
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Sekhukhune with more pressure on the hosts, but they lose possession with a wayward pass.
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SuperSport now back on attack and giving the visitors plenty to think about… and Gabuza wins a free kick on the edge of the Sekhukhune box.
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The free-kick is played in low and hard and flashes past the crossbar.
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Sekhukhune with some good interplay in the midfield but they can't break though the SuperSport defence.
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GOAL, SUPERSPORT UNITED, GABUZA. Long throw-in into the Sekhuhkhune box, Grobler controls it, but the ball rolls in front of Gabuza, who snatches onto the opportunity and slams his shot hard and high into the top of the Sekhukhune net for a 3-goal lead.
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With that third clear goal SuperSport have moved above Richards Bay into second place on the log on goal difference and goal tally.
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With that third clear goal SuperSport have moved above Richards Bay into second place on the log on goal difference and goal tally.
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… but not so fast, as Sekhukhune are fighting for possession inside the SuperSport box, Letsoalo headers though to Masiya who shoots with his right foot and…
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GOAL, SEKHUKHUNE UNITED, MASIYA; 3-1! Great shot from Masiya to keep his side in with a chance in this match, as well as moving SuperSport back down into third place on the table.
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SUBSTITUTIONS, SUPERSPORT UNITED. Nhlapo comes on for Margeman, with Donn taking the place of Johannes.
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There's a flurry of fouls and free kicks as the teams both try to stamp their authority on the closing stages of this match.
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SUBSTITUTION, SEKHUKHUNE UNITED. Morris is on for Mobbie.
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YELLOW CARD, SUPERSPORT UNITED, GABUZA. The Supersport strike picks up a yellow for a nasty foul.
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YELLOW CARD, SUPERSPORT UNITED, GABUZA. The Supersport strike picks up a yellow for a nasty foul.
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SUBSTITUTION, SUPERSPORT UNITED. Lungu comes on for Jamie Webber.
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YELLOW CARD, SEKHUKHUNE UNITED, LETSOALA.
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Maswanganyi is fouled in his own half and SuperSport United can clear the danger.
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Sekhukhune United win a corner after some superb interplay before Ditlhokwe played the ball out to allow his defence to regroup.
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Mahlangu has a highly prospective shot on the SuperSport goal from around 35 metres but his effort doesn't endanger the SuperSport net.
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Both sides earn free kicks but nothing much comes from either of them.
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Great shot! Lungu slashes a left-footer at the Sekhukhune goal but Sangaré saves beautifull.
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SUBSTITUTION, SUPERSPORT UNITED. Rayners takes the place of Grobler.
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Lovely through ball from Donn to Maswanganyi, but referee blows for offsides.
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Lungu hits a right-footed drive from the right of the Sekhukhune box but Sangaré is again equal to the effot, picking up a super save.
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FULL-TIME, SUPERSPORT UNITED 3-1 SEKHUKHUNE UNITED. That's all folks - the referee brings to a close a match that got increasingly exciting as we got into the final quarter. Great result for SuperSport, even though they didn't match their first-half display. Sekhukhune certainly came alive in the second half and offered good value for the fans… they didn't do enough to justify a point from this match, but they can take heart from a stirring performance that they can hopefully build on as they hope to move up the table as the season nears the business end. It's been great having you with us and we hope you enjoy a super weekend of sport.
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LATE DRAMA! Ditlhokwe on the break down the right, feeds a cross through to Rayners, who dives full length and slides desperately hoping for his first goal for SuperSport, but he can't get a touch to the ball. Just as well, as the linesman has correctly flagged him offside.
SuperSport United
SuperSport United
Sekhukhune United FC
Sekhukhune United FC
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Goal Scorers
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15' Grobler Br...
42' Ditlhokwe ...
59' Gabuza Tha...
64' Masiya Tha...
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Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
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Squad
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Hlatshwayo ...
Ditlhokwe T...
Grobler Bra...
Webber Jamie
Gabuza Tham...
Bhasera Oni...
Ndlovu Siph...
Goss Ricardo
Margeman Grant
Maswanganyi...
Johannes Kegan
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6
7
12
13
14
15
20
23
28
37
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4
7
9
10
18
21
23
30
36
39
Mobbie Nyik...
Cardoso Daniel
V. Mncube V...
John Mabasa...
Shai Siyabu...
Seabi Sammy
Letsoalo Se...
Mntambo Ona...
Ali Sangare...
Ntiya-Ntiya...
Gyimah Edwin
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Reserves
9
Ngoma Aubrey
Nhlapo Siya...
Chigova George
Rayners Iqraam
Lungu Ghampani
Fleurs Luke
Donn Jesse
Mbatha Thal...
T. Maseko
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18
1
9
17
25
26
16
40
13
35
12
14
20
32
8
27
28
Motsepe Sello
Mahlangu Po...
Morris Tash...
Makhubu Won...
Masiya Tham...
Mtshweni Nt...
Leepile Tlotlo
Mkhabela Ka...
K. Molaba