Full Time: Polokwane City 1-0 Mamelodi Sundowns
Date: 26 October 2013
Venue: Peter Mokaba Stadium
An own goal from Tebogo Langerman produced the shock result of the weekend as Absa Premiership rookies Polokwane City beat Mamelodi Sundowns 1-0 in a league match at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday night.
The opening 45 minutes was a half dominated by the Tshwane giants, but they failed to make their pressure tell and were punished for their wastefulness in front of goal in the final minutes of the half.
The visitors made their intentions clear early on as Khama Billiat let fly with a free-kick in the first minute of the match, but Modiri Marumo made a rather comfortable save.
Sundowns next decent opening on goal came 20 minutes later when Bongani Zungu met a cross with a powerful header, but his attempt was well-saved by Maruma.
In the 28th minute Zungu was in the thick of the action again with a thunderous long range effort, but it too was saved by the Polokwane keeper.
As the half drew to a close the home side started seeing more of the ball and had their first attempt on goal in the 39th minute when Puleng Tlolane tested the reflexes of Kennedy Mweene, but the Sundowns keeper was up to the challenge, making a good stop.
Two minutes later, though, and, very much against the run of play, Polokwane took the lead.
A corner was whipped into the danger area and Tlolane managed to get an effort on goal which Mweene parried away, but saw the ball bounce of Tebogo Langerman and into his own net, 1-0.
The start of the second 45 saw Polokwane playing some enterprising football which resulted in Moffat Mdluli having a shot on goal in the 51st minute, but his effort went narrowly wide of the goal.
Thereafter, it was all Sundowns, but they struggled to make their possession count and were unable to really fashion any decent chances on goal in the second stanza.
Their best chance at an equaliser came in the dying seconds of the match as Billiat let loose with a powerful shot from distance, but he saw his effort stopped by Marumo as the game ended 1-0 in favour of the PSL rookies.
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