Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Absa Premiership

Downs continue league recovery



Mamelodi Sundowns continued their steady climb towards the top half of the Premiership table on Saturday night, stretching their unbeaten run to three matches under new coach Pitso Mosimane.

Dutchman Alje Schut scored in the first half and Katlego Mphela struck in the second, as the Brazilians secured a 2-0 win over Wits at Bidvest Stadium.

The visitors threatened from the start, with Wits goalkeeper Ryan Harrison forced into action as early as the fourth minute, keeping out a thunderbolt from Mphela.

Matthew Pattison had perhaps the best chance of the first period for the hosts in the 19th minute, but after turning cleverly and skipping past the Downs defence, he fired narrowly wide to the left.

Three minutes later, Downs took the lead when Schut connected with a header from a Tebogo Langerman corner to put the visitors in front.

This video is not available in your region
A charging Nyasha Mushekwi had an opportunity to stretch the gap shortly before the interval, but he stumbled over Harrison and fluffed the attempt.

Harrison was again called to action nine minutes after the break, keeping out a low, left-footed strike from Mushekwi.

Wits had a rare chance two minutes later but Method Mwanjali saved a deflected shot from Ryan Chapman on the line, producing a bicycle kick to keep the ball out.

Calvin Kadi also came close, on the hour mark, as the hosts went in search of the equaliser, but Sundowns goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands dived to the left and got a hand to his close-range effort.

Mphela scored from the edge of the area with 23 minutes remaining, bagging his second goal in as many matches after returning from a long-term injury, and his strike seemed to rip the wind from the home team's sails.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Carol Radull
How do you pay tribute to Thierry Henry?
If you’re a fan of the classic musical “The Sound of Music” then you will be familiar with the...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Some refs invite criticism
Why is it that some referees appear to invite criticism? Why is it that some referees put a...

Neil Tovey
Backing Tinkler for the big time
With Vladimir Vermezovic having jumped ship, Orlando Pirates find themselves in a state of flux.

Chima Emmanuel Aguma
Wenger in or out? I say out!
After Arsenal’s loss to Stoke City this past weekend, the call for Arsene Wenger to step down as...

Sunday Oliseh
Football's new undisputed best club?
When Barcelona appointed Pep Guardiola as head coach in 2008, their primary objective was to stop...

Arjun Vidyarthi
Make or break time
Ten years ago today, I remember Andy Gray's iconic commentary at Anfield, when Steven Gerrard...