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Good evening and welcome to our coverage of the PSL fixture between Cape Town City and Mamelodi Sundowns from Athlone Stadium.
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City XI: Stephens, Mkhize, Johannes, Fielies, Edmilson, Putsche, Nodada, Modise, Lakay, Martin, Masina. Subs: Walters, Mngonyama, Kobola, Seedat, Patosi, Ralani, Nana.
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Sundowns XI: Onyango, Morena, Langerman, Nascimento, Bangaly, Mabunda, Billiat, Manyisa, Brockie, Tau, Vilakazi. Subs: Mweene, Ngoma, Zulu, Kekana, T.Zwane, Sirino, Madisha.
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Both sides will be looking to come away with all three points in this top of the table clash. Sundowns sit top, four points ahead of their opponents today, as they look to extend their lead over the chasing pack for the Absa Premiership title.
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We're underway at Athlone Stadium as Sundowns get us going!
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It's been a slow start with both sides looking to grow into the game. Sundowns have looked to build from deep but have struggled with City applying a high press.
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Still no chances at Athlone Stadium. Sundowns have done well to contain the City counterattack before looking to get forward once again. The visitors look long as Brockie is played in over the top, but his touch lets him down as possession is lost.
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City have the first shot of the game as Mkhize felt ambitious and tried to beat Onyango from around 30-35 yards out, but his effort lacked power and rolled straight into the hands of the Sundowns stopper.
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Nearly a chance for Sundowns as Brockie looks to be in on goal, but he's denied by Stephens, who does well to steal the ball from his feet.
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City look to get forward down the left before whipping the ball into the ball. Sundowns clear it as far as Lakay on the edge of the box and he attempts to strike at goal, but Ricardo does well to block.
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It's been a fairly subdued start at Athlone Stadium with neither keeper being tested as yet. City look to get down the left and deliver the ball into the box, but it goes straight to Onyango.
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There's been an extended break in play here with the Sundowns players and Mosimane both upset with the referees decision. It's resulted in a talk between the referee and the Downs manager, with the latter being sent to the stands.
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City have a corner after a good period of pressure. It's delivered towards the far post for Mkhize and the fullback is unmarked, but his header goes wide of the target.
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Sundowns look to get forward and move the ball around before it ends up at Mabunda on the edge of the box. He strikes at goal, but his effort is straight at Stephens who saves easily.
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Sundowns win a free kick in a good position on the edge of the City box. Khama steps up to take it, but his effort goes well over the bar.
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Yellow cards for both Onyango and Langerman. The keeper was booked for a challenge made on the edge of the box whilst Langerman looks to be booked for something he said.
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City look to strike the free kick at goal to test Onyango, but the effort strikes the top of the wall before going out for a corner, which comes to nothing.
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Yellow card for Soumahoro for a poor challenge just outside his box.
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Half time at Athlone Stadium and it's goalless at the break with neither side able to take charge of the encounter. No real chances so far in the game, but it's all to play for in the second half. 0-0.
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We're back underway for the second half! City make one change at the break as Patosi comes on to replace Nodada.
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GOAL! Tau does brilliantly for Sundowns to first get the ball under control and burst into the box from the left wing before lifting the ball brilliantly towards the middle of the box for Billiat to volley home.
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City 0-1 Sundowns.
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City have looked to respond with lots of possession as they try to create a chance. Sundowns are doing well to stop the hosts, however, as they are able to contain the City attack in midfield.
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CHANCE! Nearly for City as Patosi is found with a cross towards the back stick, his effort as goal is weak though and Onyango can save easily.
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CHANCE! Putsche has an effort at goal from the edge of the box after the loose ball rolled into his path. He strikes the effort well, but it goes just over the bar.
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Substitution for Sundowns as Brockie as replaced by Madisha.
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City look to get forward once again, this time down the left flank. They whip the ball into the box and Sundowns half clear it before it falls to Mkhize on the edge of the box, but he strikes over.
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It's been poor from a City point of view. The hosts have struggled to trouble Onyango with the Sundowns defence standing strong as Modise shoots well over on this occasion.
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It's been end to end with both sides looking to get forward. Sundowns have dropped a bit deeper, however, but neither side has looked like threatening the goal in recent times.
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Substitution for Sundowns as Ndoda comes on to replace Billiat.
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CLOSE! City get forward down the right and float the ball into the box. Madisha rises highest and wins the header in defence for Sundowns, but his header requires a save from Onyango in goal as it may have been creeping into the top corner.
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Substitution for City as Nana comes on to replace Putsche.
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Yellow card for Mabunda for a challenge from behind in midfield.
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SHOT! Sundowns have started to park the bus a bit and City don't seem to have an answer until they look to shoot from range. It's struck well and heading for the top corner but Onyango taps it over.
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RED CARD! Johannes receives his second yellow card of the game for dissent towards the referee and he gets his marching orders.
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Full time at Athlone Stadium and it ends 1-0 to Sundowns. It was a game with little chances, but a bit of brilliance from Tau and Billiat was enough to hand the three points to the visitors.
Cape Town City
Mamelodi Sundowns
0
Goal Scorers
1
48' Khama Billiat
2
Yellow Cards
4
90' Robyn Joha...
90' Taariq Fie...
42' Tebogo Lan...
42' Denis Onyango
45' Bangaly So...
85' Tiyani Mab...
1
Red Cards
0
90' Robyn Joha...
11
Squad
11
Thami Mkhize
Edmilson Dove
Lyle Lakay
Taariq Fielies
Teko Modise
Robyn Johannes
Roland Putsche
Sibusiso Ma...
Thabo Nodada
Craig Martin
Sage Stephens
2
5
7
12
13
16
19
24
26
30
32
4
7
11
13
14
16
19
22
27
29
33
Tebogo Lang...
Oupa Manyisa
Sibusiso Vi...
Tiyani Mabunda
Denis Onyango
Ricardo Nas...
Jeremy Brockie
Percy Tau
Thapelo Morena
Bangaly Sou...
Khama Billiat
7
Reserves
7
Shu-Aib Wal...
Kwanda Mngo...
Vincent Kobola
Ebrahim Seedat
Ayanda Patosi
Nana Akosah...
Bradley Ralani
1
3
4
6
10
14
21
1
8
18
25
26
32
38
Kennedy Mweene
Hlompho Kekana
Themba Zwane
Aubrey Ngoma
Gaston Sirino
Motjeka Mad...
Siyabonga Zulu