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21 Feb 2015
5:39 pm

Blow by blow: Sundowns vs Thanda Royal Zulu

Mamelodi Sundowns will be hoping to start their Nedbank Cup with a big bang when they take on Thanda Royal Zulu at Loftus Stadium on Saturday.

Cuthbert Malajila (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Starting XI

Mamelodi Sundowns: Onyango, Mashaba, Zwane, Mphahlele, Schut (C), Zungu, Laffor, Mahachi, Modise, Billiat, Malajila.

Thanda Royal Zulu: Mbambo, Sekete, Mazibuko, Hlophe, Zitha, Maela, Ncobeni, Ntuli, Bhengu, Thopola (C), Nene.

– Siyanda Zwane is named Man-of-the-Match

– It’s all over. Sundowns have won it.

– 90+4 Chance for Sundowns. Modise misses a sitter from five yards out

– 90′ Smith forces a good save from Onyango. Corner kick for Thanda

– 88′ Kekana takes a long range shot, but is saved by Mbambo

– 85′ Substitution for Thanda. Smith comes on for Hlophe

– 84′ Chance for Thanda, but Mncube shoots narrowly wide

– 77′ Substitution for Sundowns. Moriri comes on for Malajila

– 75′ GOAAAL! Modise makes it 2-0 for Sundowns from the spot kick

– 73′ Penalty for Sundowns as Zwane is brought down in the penalty area by Zitha

– 71′ Substitution for Thanda. Dlamini comes on for Mazibuko

– 70′ Substitution for Sundowns. Zwane comes on for Mahachi

– 69′ Corner kick for Sundowns

– 68′ Free kick for Sundowns

– 65′ Chance for Sundowns, but Billiat’s shot goes wide of goals

– 58′ Corner kick for Thanda

– 56′ Mahachi is booked for diving as Sundowns appeal for penalty

– 52′ GOAAAL! Schut puts Sundowns in the lead with a good header

– 49′ Scut gets a yellow card for his back chatting

– Thanda get the second half going, playing from right to left

– the referee blows the whistle for half-time. Half-time score Sundowns 0-0 Thanda

– 45+3′ Free kick for Thanda and a yellow card for Kekana

– 45+2′ Substitution for Thanda. Mncube comes on for Ntuli

– 45′ Free kick for Sundowns and Modise shoots wide from it

– 43′ Substitution for Sundowns. Kekana comes on for Laffor

– 41′ Bhengu gets a yellow card for a foul on Onyango

– 39′ Bhengu’s shot goes wide of goals

– 37′ Schut’s header goes agonisingly wide of goals. He was so close to opening the scoring for Sundowns

– 35′ Free kick for Sundowns for a late challenge on Mahachi. Yellow card for Thopola

– 34′ Bhengu shoots wide from the resultant free kick

– 32′ Free kick for Thanda in a promising position and a yellow card for Modise

– 26′ Chance for Thanda! Bhengu misses a glorious chance to put Thanda in the lead

– 23′ Thanda launch a quick counter attack and Bhengu’s shot is saved by Onyango

– 22′ Billiat’s shot is saved by Mbambo

– 20′ Billiat’s left-footed shot goes wide of goals

– 18′ Throw in for Sundowns

– 15′ Free kick for Thanda. Malajila fouls Ncobeni

– 10′ Free kick for Sundowns and Schut’s header goes over the bar from the resultant free kick

– 6′ Thanda launches their own, but the ball goes out for a goal kick

– 5′ Corner kick for Sundowns, but nothing comes out of it

– We’re off at Loftus Stadium with Thanda playing from left right and Sundowns from right to left