With the Tshwane Derby set to be played this weekend, Soccer Laduma takes a look back at five classic league clashes between Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United in the last 10 years.
There are usually goals galore when these two clubs lock horns and as they prepare to meet in a top of the table clash on Saturday, January 16, there is a good reason for both sets of supporters to look forward to a goal-fest.
Here's a look back at five of the most memorable clashes between the two sides in the last 10 years.
SuperSport United 1 Mamelodi Sundowns 3 (2011/12)
Both sides had a full go at one another in this clash, with SuperSport taking the lead through Malawian forward Atusaye Nyondo in the 27th minute. A minute later, Sundowns were back in it, as Teko Modise levelled matters. Nyasha Mushekwi made it 2-1 three minutes into the second half and Modise completed his brace in the 73rd minute to give Downs a memorable win over their rivals.
Mamelodi Sundowns 3 SuperSport United 0 (2013/14)
Many Sundowns fans will be this day because of what this victory meant for the team. This was the day Pitso Mosimane and his men wrapped up the first of five league titles under his tutelage. The legendary Surprise Moriri opened the scoring for Sundowns with a well-taken header from an Anthony Laffor cross and then Modise, who had long been labelled a curse due to the fact the teams he played for were not winning trophies, made it two with a good finish. Cuthbert Malajila made it even more memorable with the third, as Sundowns registered a comfortable win.
Mamelodi Sundowns 3 SuperSport United 1 (2014/15)
This Tshwane derby produced four goals, as Sundowns came back from a goal down to record a convincing 3-1 victory. Former Sundowns man Dove Wome opened the scoring for Matsatsantsa in the 17th minute after he was assisted by David Mathebula. Billiat made it 1-1 not long after the half-hour mark and Zwane put Sundowns in the lead for the first time in the game in the third minute of stoppage time, finishing after he was set-up by Teko Modise. Modise then wrapped up the victory for Masandawana with a finish in the 74th minute, as second-placed Sundowns registered a crucial win.
Mamelodi Sundowns 5 SuperSport United 0 (2016/17)
Pitso Mosimane’s Sundowns side ran riot against Stuart Baxter’s men on this day in 2017, scoring four goals in the first half before wrapping it up with a fifth in the second stanza. Clayton Daniels scored an own goal with the first seven minutes of the game to give Sundowns an early lead, before Themba Zwane made it 2-0 11 minutes later with a good finish. It did not take long before Sundowns made it this, thanks to the boot of Mzikayise Mashaba, who got his goal just before the half hour mark. Zimbabwean international Khama Billiat scored the fourth before half time and completed his brace in the second period.
Mamelodi Sundowns 0 SuperSport United 2 (2018/19)
Matsatsantsa have not had too many league victories to celebrate over Sundowns, but in this clash against their rivals, they put up a solid performance to collect maximum points. Grant Kekana put SuperSport in the league, connecting with a well-taken corner from Aubrey Modiba on the 30-minute half. SuperSport wrapped up the hard-fought victory in the 79th minute when Ghampani Lungu coolly finished after he was assisted by Bradley Grobler.