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As it happened: Wits 0-1 Orlando Pirates

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06 Apr 2019

That is all folks, thank you for choosing Sport24 to catch this epic Absa Premiership clash between Wits and Orlando Pirates.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

06 Apr 2019

Happy Jele has been named the man-of-the-match ...

06 Apr 2019

FULL-TIME! 

And that's it, at the death Orlando Pirates claim a pivotal victory and are within a chance to claim the Absa Premiership crown. 

06 Apr 2019

Keegan Ritchie heads in an own goal following a teasing cross from a Pirates free-kick.

WOW!

06 Apr 2019

93' GOAL! GOAL! GOAL!

06 Apr 2019

92' Murray is on for Wits to replace Dzvukumanja.

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91' YELLOW! This time Majoro is booked for a sliding tackle. That was silly and he just came on.

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90' Three minutes of additional time added on ...

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88' Hotto with a terrible corner-kick ... 

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86' CHANCE! A set-piece is taken by Ritchie and he curls it past the wall, but unfortunately also past the posts. Decent effort. 

06 Apr 2019

84' YELLOW! Pirates' third booking of the match! This time it'ss Motshwari who is cautioned for a dangerous foul.

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82' CHANCE! Mulenga struggles to find his balance and trips over his own feet instead of firing a shot at the Wits goal.

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80' TEN minutes to go. 

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77' Substitutes have changed the match immediately ...

06 Apr 2019

74' Hunt now ringing in the changes as he introduces Majoro for Motupa.

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71' SUB: Qalinga replaces Gabuza.

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70' It's been a relatively cautious game for both sides as we head into the final minutes of the match can things change?

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68' Ritchie receives a yellow card and will miss Wits' next league match.

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67' Hotto is introduced to the fold while Mhango heads to the bench.

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64' Gabuza is down injured and being attended to ...

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61' Ndengane finds himself being booked ...

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59' WHAT A CHANCE! Pirates mess up a golden opportunity, as three of their forwards are unable to get a clear shot at goal.

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56' YELLOW! Dzvukumanja earns himself a booking for a sliding tackle after being attended to by the medical staff.

06 Apr 2019

53' So far, this fixture has had minimal proper action as the stop-starts continue. Too many fouls in the game. 

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50' Meanwhile, Wits have only won five of their 12 home games this season. However, Pirates have not beaten Wits at this venue since 2013.

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47' Just a reminder that both outfits trail leaders Mamelodi Sundowns by three points though with the Brazilians facing a possible points deduction. So a win for either side could prove vital in their quest for PSL crown.

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45' Second-half is underway ...

06 Apr 2019

HALF-TIME!

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46' CHANCE! Mhango, who finds himself on the edge of the penalty area, whips his curling shot past Sandilands but just wide of the target. 

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45' Three minutes of additional time added on ...

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44' GABUZAAAA! Mulenga whips in a teething cross and the forward somehow scuffs up the chance to give Pirates the lead.

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40' Scores still goalless ...

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36' A bit of struggle in this match for the players as we have another stoppage in play. This time it's a clash of heads between two players.

06 Apr 2019

31' CHANCE! After the free-kick hits the wall, the ball falls into the path of Mulenga and the Zambian international sees his effort whizz past the upright. 

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29' Strange call by the referee as he issues a free-kick to Pirates after Wits keeper Gross takes excessively long to continue play despite the ball being outside his penalty area after a free-kick.

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25' Mulenga receives a yellow card for the challenge and will miss Pirates next match against Black Leopards.

06 Apr 2019

23' Nasty tackle as Mulenga charges down Buhle and has his boot extremely high. Both players down. Hlatshwayo furious along with coach Gavin Hunt. 

06 Apr 2019

20' Score still goalless at Bidvest Wits Stadium ...

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15' Sandilands is down after a collision in the penalty area with Jele and Motupa and we have a stoppage in play.

06 Apr 2019

13' CHANCE! A long range shot from Alexander after another patient Wits build-up is well off target.

06 Apr 2019

10' Wits secure a free-kick after a foul on Mhango and unfortunately, it amounts to nothing.

06 Apr 2019

7' Wits slowly finding their rhythm and seeing a chunk of the ball as Pirates sit back.

06 Apr 2019

5' CHANCE! Ritchie lets an effort go well wide of the target.

06 Apr 2019

3' Sun is shining in Johannesburg today as Pirates control the opening stages of the games.