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City stay top, Wits second

The top four teams on the Absa Premiership log are covered by just two points following a trio of matches played on Wednesday night.

Cape Town City defended their position at the top of the table with a 1-1 draw against Bidvest Wits at the Cape Town Stadium.

The Citizens looked in danger of being leapfrogged by the Clever Boys, who held the lead for more than an hour of the 90 minutes after an early penalty by Phakamani Mahlambi, but a first goal in top flight football for Tshepo Gumede ensured the spoils were shared.

The stalemate between the teams ensured that the Capetonians stayed top of the log on 46 points from 24 matches, while Wits moved into second spot with 45 points from 22 outings in the league.

Kaizer Chiefs are placed third on 45 points (with an inferior goal difference to Wits) from 24 matches, while Mamelodi Sundowns are looming ominously on 44 points from 22 matches. They claimed a third successive win after Hlompho Kekana’s late goal saw them defeat SuperSport United 1-0 at Lucas Moripe Stadium.

The final result on Wednesday was Polokwane City defeating Platinum Stars 1-0 at home thanks to a rare goal from defender Thapelo Tshilo. It was Rise and Shine’s first league win of 2017 and Dikwena’s third successive loss in the top flight.

The Absa Premiership will continue with a full round of fixtures scheduled for next midweek, April 25-26.

Absa Premiership results, Wednesday 19 April

Cape Town City 1-1 Bidvest Wits

Polokwane City 1-0 Platinum Stars

SuperSport United 0-1 Mamelodi Sundowns


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