PSL : Supersport United beat ten men Chiefs
Supersport United came out on top against Kaizer Chiefs ensuring a win for Matsatsantsa in an ABSA Premiership encounter at Soccer City Stadium at Nasrec in Johannesburg.
Eric Tinkler continued his dominance over Steve Komphela as he beat him yet again
United started the game with a winning mentality approach as they attacked from the start of the match. Amakhosi dealt a blow in the 6th minute after Mulomowandawo Mathoho was sent off for the foul he committed on Bradley Grobler.
Grobler was in a scoring opportunity with only the Amakhosi goalkeeper in his way. Mathoho took one for the team and fouled Grobler outside the box only for the referee to rule a professional foul and sent the tall defender for an early shower.
SuperSport United took advantage of the situation and scored through Aubrey Modiba who capitalized after receiving a perfect cross from Thuso Phala to put the visitors ahead with a good header. Supersport United lead 1-0
Amakhosi dealt another blow when Tshepo Masilela got injured and forced Amakhosi head coach to substitute.
SuperSport United continued dominating the match and were rewarded just before half time as Bradley Grobler took a brilliant run and saw his shot beat Amakhosi keeper Brilliant Khuzwayo to make it 2-0.
Kaizer Chiefs started the second half with more hunger and showed no signs of trailing and put Supersport United under pressure.
Amakhosi substituted Bernard Parker and brought in William Twala with intentions to attack from the wing. Amakhosi were rewarded as they reduced the deficit to 2-1 after Paez scored his first goal of the season through Tshabalala assist.
Chiefs threw everything they had and kept the SuperSport United defense on their toes. Chiefs nearly equalized from a corner but Matsantsantsa cleared the ball out the box.
SuperSport United kept position and frustrated Amakhosi and a late challenge by Ramahlwe Mphahlele on Claayton Daniels resulted in the Chiefs defender getting a yellow card.
Supersport United defense marshaled by Morgan Gould made it difficult for Amakhosi to equalize as the likes of Paez kept pushing, only for United defense to contain and prevent them from scoring.
The match ended at 2-1 with Matsatsantsa running off with the three points.