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Wasteful Downs Held By Stars

Absa Premiership Report: Mamelodi Sundowns v Free State Stars 21 February 2018

By Soccer Laduma - Feb 21, 2018 09:26 PM

Absa Premiership 

Result: Mamelodi Sundowns 1-1  Free State Stars

Date: 21 February 2018

Venue: Loftus Versfeld Stadium

Mamelodi Sundowns missed the chance to move seven points clear at the top of the Absa Premiership table after being held to a 1-1 draw by Free State Stars.

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Tau grabbed the lead for the Brazilians in the fourth minute with a clinical left-footed shot inside the box after being teed up by Gaston Sirino.

Stars played deep in their own half and lacked numbers whenever they won possession up field, while Masandawana took their time on the ball.

Khama Billiat almost doubled the lead for the hosts in the 21st minute after combining well with Tau inside the box but his strike was comfortable for Badra Sangare at the near post.

The home side were forced into an early substitution in the 26th minute as defender Bangaly Soumahoro had a problem with his knee and was replaced by Motjeka Madisha.

Jeremy Brockie should have made it 2-0 for Pitso Mosimane’s men two minutes later after he was sent through by Billiat one-on-one with Sangare just inside the box but the New Zealander’s low strike went narrowly wide, before the striker was brilliantly denied by the Stars shot-stopper moments later.

Harris Tchilimbou had a chance to equalise for Ea Lla Koto five minutes before the break with a header at the near post but goalkeeper Denis Onyango produced a good save to ensure Sundowns went into the break leading.

Siphelele Mthembu almost equalised for the visitors one minute into the second half withsnapshothot on his stride after going through on goal, but his strike ruffled the side- netting.

Mthembu did find the reply for Stars eight minutes after the break, though, with a low strike at the second time of asking after seeing his initial effort blocked, 1-1.

Tiyani Mabunda almost restored the lead for the home side in the 65th minute with a ferocious half-volley from 25-yards but Sangare brilliantly tipped his strike over the crossbar..

With five minutes remaining,  Aubrey Ngoma could have found the second goal for the Brazilians with a free header inside the box but his effort went narrowly wide.

Both sides pushed for a winning goal in the closing stages, but 1-1 was how the clash ended at Loftus Versfeld.

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Here's how they lined up:

Sundowns: Sundowns: 14. Onyango, 4. Langerman, 29. Soumahoro (Madisha 26'), 27. Morena, 16. Nascimento, 7. Manyisa, 33. Billiat, 13. Mabunda, 26. Sirino, 19. Brockie (Zwane 79'), 22. Tau.

Subs: 31. Brimah, 11. Vilakazi, 38. Zulu, 32. Madisha, 25. Ngoma, 18. Zwane, 8. Kekana.

Stars: 23. Sangare, 28. Mahamutsa, 27. Tchilimbou (Teyise 85'), 15. Mokhuoane (Cosse 58'), 29. Phungwayo, 2. Mobbie, 50. Vilakazi, 22. Keita, 5. Masehe, 11. Jantjie, 21. Mthembu (Anas 67').
 
Subs: 32. Ngobeni, 3. Anas, 4. Makhehlene, 6. Teyise, 13. Maphakisa, 20. Mashego, 39. Cosse.
 


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T-spoon24 Joined: 05 Jun 2012
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T-spoon24 Feb 22, 2018 10:46 PM
Thanks a lot Stars....
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Jobo jobo Feb 22, 2018 10:42 PM
The brown envelope helped them to secure a point,why the ref didn't give stars a clear penalty
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the-champion Feb 22, 2018 09:32 PM
Jealous and favoritism will sent our cow-editor to an early grave! The last time I checked the might Downs were leading the pack with 5 fat points! Not 'only
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the-champion Feb 22, 2018 09:32 PM
Jealous and favoritism will sent our cow-editor to an early grave! The last time I checked the might Downs were leading the pack with 5 fat points! Not 'only
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Hlulizizwe Njomane Feb 22, 2018 06:29 PM
Khosification
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llumadi Feb 22, 2018 04:00 PM
Where is George Lebese?
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DopeZN Feb 22, 2018 02:22 PM
Lebese is having a time of his life on the stands. This guy won't make it at Dunusani.
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XANTHIA Feb 22, 2018 01:04 PM
@2twice r u back my chief
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Great white shark Feb 22, 2018 11:52 AM
Thngs are becoming more interesting, Gud 2 c dawana dropping points
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Bhelesi_Dinangwe Feb 22, 2018 11:48 AM
I think the cause of all this is the big mouth of Pitso about the winning way of KC
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SowetoBOY Feb 22, 2018 11:44 AM
Madisha is tractor.
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Feb 22, 2018 11:32 AM
@Myaka weliPhefeni pitso&marawa were cat&rat during robert's tym at metrofm so u've 2 borrow me your ear it wasnt a penalty
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Schakos Feb 22, 2018 11:30 AM
@ianwalepiratees I think you are forgetting to mention Pirates as well
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Feb 22, 2018 11:26 AM
@Shihluke u lava kuni byela kuri u vona ku tlula xandla xa ref?Pls my mum is kin dnt be enemy of carrots as your uncle wear n wash
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Mentashe Feb 22, 2018 11:19 AM
THANDO ZENEKA THOUGH!
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Shihluke Feb 22, 2018 11:08 AM
a clear penalty for free state this is robbery straight im sure if it was sundowns he would've awarded it this reff sucks
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fisto vs zebraditor Feb 22, 2018 11:05 AM
Whether you like it or not Sundowns will win this PSL title as usuall#kabo yellow masandawana
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Myaka weliPhefeni Feb 22, 2018 11:00 AM
I m wayting for mr spot on Ngcobo on monday night with Robert Marawa bcz Free state stars was robbed a penult yesterday bcz of brown envelop
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fisto vs zebraditor Feb 22, 2018 10:51 AM
Let me congratulate chiefs for winning a league here on laduma bona the way starless idiots bejabule ngakhona
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Eugene Mbikiza Kajama Feb 22, 2018 10:48 AM
Well done free states batoyeka kuphapha

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