Register Login Scores

Erasmus Sees Red As City Drop Points At Home

Absa Premiership

Result: Cape Town City 1-1 Highlands Park

Date: 22 April 2019

Venue: Cape Town Stadium

Kermit Erasmus was sent off after a moment of madness as Cape Town City shared the spoils with Highlands Park on Tuesday evening.

View The PSL Table

The Citizens were eager to back in action after their last encounter with Bloemfontein Celtic was suspended in the first half after a pitch invasion.
 
However the Citizens were dealt a blow 18 minutes in to the encounter when Erasmus was shown a straight red card for kicking out at Highlands midfielder Mothobi Mvala.
 
 
Despite being a man down, the host continued to push for an opening goal as Ebrahim Seedat picked out Zukile Kewuti, who failed to steer his header on target.
 
The Lions of the North almost went ahead with their first opening seven minutes before the break, but good defending from the hosts saw an effort cleared off the line.
 
The second half got off to a lively start as Surprise Ralani did well to pick out Kewuti whose header was denied by the woodwork inside the opening five minutes.
 
The deadlock was eventually broken 10 minutes into the second half, with Tendai Ndoro pouncing on a defensive effort before sending a fine curling into the back of the net.
 
In an attempt to claw their way back in to the encounter, Benni McCarthy threw on top scorer Siphelele Mthembu for Keanu Cupido with 20 minutes remaining.
 
The hosts managed to find the equaliser with six minutes remaining through Craig Martin's close-range header following a cross from Ralani.
 
Neither side could find a winning goal in the latter stages of the spoil and had to settle for a share of the spoils in Cape Town.
 

Here's how they lined up:

CT City: 1. Leeuwengburgh, 2. Mkhize, 12. Fielies, 15. Cupido, 6. Seedat, 38. Kewuti, 11. Ralani, 18. David, 21. Mokeke, 30. Martin, 33. Erasmus.

Subs: 44. Motloung, 7. Links, 8. Modise, 14. Akosah-Bempah, 25. Mthembu, 41. Abrahams, 43. Roberts.

Highlands: 1. Heugh, 33. Sibande, 20. Ramoraka, 21. Mokoena, 34. Motsepe, 24. Rae, 3. Shongwe, 40. Mahlangu, 22. Williams, 14. Mvala, 38. Shalulile.

Subs: 30. Peters, 45. Haoseb, 43. Mbatha, 44. Komane, 47. Ndoro, 28. Mkhabela, 31. Nyembe.

 

nextarticle

Chiefs' League Struggles Continue With Arrows Stalemate

22 comments

Top 5

Rollercoaster As Mokwena Steps Into Pirates Hot Seat

54 Aug 19, 2019 01:22 PM in Orlando Pirates

Official: Real Unveil New No.7

53 Aug 11, 2019 08:01 PM in LaLiga

Chiefs Striker Wins Big In Zambia

40 Aug 19, 2019 12:38 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid Man Utd Stars After Maguire Signing

3 Aug 13, 2019 07:57 PM in Cadbury

Pitso Blasts Tinkler, Confirms Breakthrough For Youngster

93 Aug 19, 2019 02:32 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Breaking: Micho Quits!

418 Aug 16, 2019 10:33 PM in Orlando Pirates

Shock! Two Front Runners For Micho Revealed

94 Aug 17, 2019 12:05 PM in Orlando Pirates

Billiat’s Agent Opens Up On Transfer Talk

74 Aug 15, 2019 05:59 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Breaking: Chiefs Offload Duo

29 Aug 16, 2019 10:02 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Micho Responds To Alleged Sex Scandal

142 Aug 18, 2019 10:59 AM in Orlando Pirates

First Coach Linked With Pirates After Micho's Exit!

64 Aug 19, 2019 03:29 PM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid Coaches At Afcon Revealed?

108 Jul 11, 2019 07:38 PM in AFCON 2019

Micho’s Hectic Weekend… New Job Confirmed

69 Aug 19, 2019 09:49 AM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World Today

13 Apr 02, 2019 12:30 PM in International

Rhulani Lifts Lid On 48 Hours Before Pirates’ Defeat

42 Aug 19, 2019 08:54 AM in Orlando Pirates