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Mamelodi Sundowns : 14 D. Onyango 20 G. Kekana 27 T. Morena 3 R. De Reuck 15 A. Jali 18 T. Zwane 10 G. Sirino 21 S. Mkhulise 24 S. Mbule 37 S. Ngobeni 38 P. Shalulile. Subs: 8 B. Zungu 43 J. Karlese 22 L. Kapinga 39 E. Saavedra 6 B. Onyango 29 B. Ralani 35 N. Maema 5 M. Lebusa 30 R. Pieterse.
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TS Galaxy : 38 M. Buthelezi 23 M. Munyai 3 P. Sanoka 5 S. Msimango 9 D. Traoré 14 N. Radebe 8 M. Mbunjana 27 S. Mahlangu 11 T. Nyama 17 B. Parker 10 L. Hlongwane. Subs: 44 M. Mahlangu 18 D. Daya 20 X. Mlambo 28 M. Phohlongo 30 V. Mere 7 O. Mongae 45 L. Seema 49 K. Sebelebele 32 V. Kolak.
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Rulani Mokwena's men have only lost twice this season and one of those came in a shock 1-0 defeat at the hands of Galaxy early in the season at Loftus Versfeld. Sundowns will be keen to avenge that defeat this evening.
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In their previous league game Galaxy went down to Cape Town City in Cape Town, while Sundowns defeated Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 at the FNB Stadium.
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Sundowns continue to fly high at the top of the table and have opened up a 16 point gap over second placed Richards Bay FC, while TS Galaxy are 12th on the log.
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Good afternoon and welcome to the Mbombela Stadium for our coverage of this DStv Premier League encounter between TS Galaxy FC and Mamelodi Sundowns.
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Kick-off! We are underway here in the capital of the Mpumalanga province.
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Good work by Sundowns and they secure an early first corner as Msinmango is forced to concede under pressure.
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The set-piece is floated in by Andile Jali and it then falls for Shalulile, who's shot is SAVED by Buthelezi.
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Galaxy quickly make their way to the other end and Onyango is forced to deflect a ball away for a Galaxy corner.
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Bernard Parker sends in a cross and finds Mahlangu, who cannot convert a difficult chance.
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Mkhulise now with a good ball for Sundowns finds Sirino and he tries his luck from distance but it's WIDE! Not his best effort ever.
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GOAL, MAMELODI SUNDOWNS, DE REUCK! 0-1: There's the early Sundowns breakthrough following an assist from Sirino after Sundowns secured their second corner. He finds De Reuck's head and the latter guides it into the back of the net! SUPERB!
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Since the goal De Reuck has been in need of attention as he went down in the box.
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SUBSTITUTION : Sadly that goal was De Reuck's last touch and he has been replaced by Brian Onyango.
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Sundowns on the attack again and Sirino with a superb through-ball for Shalulile before the assistant raises his flag for OFFSIDE!
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YELLOW CARD, MAMELODI SUNDOWNS, KEKANA! 0-1: Grant Kekana is the first into the book after a dangerous challenge on Djakaridja Traore.
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Kekana now hands Galaxy another corner as he clears hios line.
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The corner is taken and Radebe finds Bernard Parker, who's shot is CLOSE!
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Jali messes up a Sundowns attack as he takes out Nyama and Galaxy have a free-kick in their own half to relief some pressure.
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It has been rather stop-start at times and now the Galaxy keeper Buthelezi is down and in need of attention.
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SUBSTITUTION: Unfortunately Buthelezi's day is over and he has been replaced by Kolak. That is a BLOW!
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Zwane into space for Sundowns combines with Sirino, who's shot is WIDE and to the right.
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Jali concedes another foul and this time he takes out Hlongwane for a Galaxy free-kick.
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Another stoppage and now Sphelele Mkhulise needs some attention.
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Can Galaxy pull one back in the five minutes of regulation time we have left before the break.
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Peter Shalulile earns Sundowns a promising free-kick after a foul by Sanoka.
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YELLOW CARD, MAMELODI SUNDOWNS, ZWANE! 0-1: Zwane is in the book for a late challenge.
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+6: HALF-TIME: TS GALAXY 0-1 MAMELODI SUNDOWNS. Sundowns lead by that De Reuck goal at the break and they have not had things their own way. It was an exciting half and we hope for more goals after the break.
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+5: Galaxy are rampant in the final minutes of the half forcing saves out of the keeper and now Mahlangu misses narrowly to the left.
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+3: Sanoka hands Sundowns a corner but it does not amount to anything.
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No surprises that we will have six minutes of time added on for stoppages.
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Kick-off! We are back underway in the second half.
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Sanoka is down after what looks like a head injury after a clash with his keeper.
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Parker trying to be creative with an overhead cross but it's straight to Onyango.
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Most of the play over the last few minutes around the halfway line with nothing really to report.
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Most of the play over the last few minutes around the halfway line with nothing really to report.
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Sipho Mbule fouls Lifa Hlongwane for a Galaxy free-kick but the set-piece is WASTED by Parker!
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Three metres out from goal and Sirino sends it OVER after some good play and a pass from Morena.
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Great work by Sundowns again and they earn a free-kick on the edge of the box to the left but again it is not used to it's full potential.
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Frantic stuff around the Galaxy goal and Sirino's shot is BLOCKED before another shot is cleared away.
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Sundowns have enjoyed 61% of the possession since the break.
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GOAL, MAMELODI SUNDOWNS, SHALULILE! 0-2: Shalulile creates the cushion for Sundowns with a close range effort after a well planned move. The Galaxy defence should have done better though. That looked easy!
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YELLOW CARD, TS GALAXY, RADEBE! 0-2: Radebe is the next in the book after a dangerous tackle.
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OH NO! Sirino from CLOSE RANGE again sends it WIDE after a cross from the right.
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SUBSTITUTION: Sundowns remove Sirino and Zwane for Ralani and Saavedra.
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SUBSTITUTION: Galaxy bring on Sebelebele and Mongae for Mahlangu and Radebe. Sundowns then bring on Lebusa and Zungu for Kekana and Mbule.
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Galaxy continue to push for an opening but with just 14 minutes of regulation time to go it's a long way back for them now.
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The Sundowns fans are in FULL VOICE, while the Galaxy fans remain hopeful.
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Saavedra rolls in a beauty into the Galaxy box for Zungu, who just CANNOT PUT IT AWAY!
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Sundowns now look more like the team to score next.
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A rare second half corner for the hosts and it leads to a second. The second is wasted and Saavedra comes away with it. Good work by Galaxy to get it back and earn another corner. Credit to them but Sundowns clear.
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SAVED by Kolak after good work by Shalulile in the buid-up. He gets it back, twists and turns before shooting but the keeper had it covered.
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We are now into the four minutes of time added on for stoppages.
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PENALTY TO TS GALAXY after Onyango is adjudged to have fouled Mongae by taking his legs away in the box.
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GOAL, TS GALAXY, TRAORE! 1-2: Traore sends Onyangho the wrong way.
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FULL-TIME: TS GALAXY 1-2 MAMELODI SUNDOWNS. Sundowns continue their march to the title despite conceding a late goal. Thank you for joining us.
TS Galaxy FC
TS Galaxy FC
Mamelodi Sundowns
Mamelodi Sundowns
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Goal Scorers
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90' Djakaridja...
11' De Reuck R...
64' Shalulile ...
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Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
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Squad
11
Sanoka Pogiso
Msimango Spiwe
Mbunjana Ml...
D. Traoré
Hlongwane Lifa
Nyama Tsheg...
N. Radebe
Parker Bernard
Munyai Marks
Mahlangu Sp...
Buthelezi M...
3
5
8
9
10
11
14
17
23
27
38
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10
14
15
18
20
21
24
27
37
38
De Reuck Ru...
Sirino Gaston
Onyango Denis
Jali Andile
Zwane Themba
Grant Kekan...
Mkhulise Sp...
Mbule Sipho
Morena Thapelo
Ngobeni Sifiso
Shalulile P...
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Reserves
9
Mere Vuyo
Mlambo Xola
Phohlongo M...
Mongae Oreb...
Mahlangu Muzi
Kolak Vasilije
K. Sebelebele
D. Daya
L. Seema
30
20
28
7
44
32
49
18
45
5
8
30
39
6
29
35
22
43
Lebusa Mosa
Zungu Bongani
Pieterse Re...
Saavedra Erwin
Onyango Brian
Ralani Bradley
Maema Neo
Kapinga Lesedi
J. Karlese