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12 Aug 2015
12:00 pm

Blow by blow: SuperSport v Pirates

SuperSport United face Orlando Pirates at the Peter Mokaba Stadium. This will be Pirates and United's first league match this season, following the teams' early exit from the MTN 8 tournament.

Menzi Masuku of Orlando Pirates. (Photo by Gallo Images)

Starting XI

SuperSport United: Williams, Boxall, B.Khumalo, Farmer, Khumalo, Mkhabela, Mathebula, Phala, Cernak, Wome, Brockie.

Orlando Pirates: Mhlongo, Sangweni, Jele, Nyauza, Phungwayo, Sarr, Manyisa, Rakhale, Myeni, Ndoro, Masuku.

– referee Daniel Bennett blows his whistle for full time. SuperSport United 1-0 Orlando  Pirates

90+’ Williams’ double save denies Pirates

90+’ Erasmus’ shot goes wide at goal

90′ 3 minutes of added time will be played

87′ free kick to Pirates outside the penalty box. Myeni’s shot dips too late and goes over the goal posts

86′ Pirates pushing everyone forward as United park the bus. United looking to catch Pirates on the counter

84′ free kick to United as Mkhabela is fouled

83′ Brockie is booked for time wasting tactics

80′ Isaka Cernak is replaced by Luvolwethu Mpeta of United

78′ Erasmus’ strike is cleared, Myeni’s rebound attempt goes out for a corner

74′ too many touches by Myeni in the box allow United to regroup and take the ball away from him

73′ excellent save by Williams to deny Erasmus

72′ Wome is booked

71′ Pirates losing the ball in the final third as United continue to protect their lead

70′ offside call goes against Phala of United

68′ Sarr is booked for a challenge on Brockie

66′ throw in for United

64′ Williams makes and easy save from Sarr’s header

63′ free kick to United in the middle of the park as Masuku commits a foul

– the game will resume shortly

– the match is temporarily suspended due to load shedding. SuperSport United 1-0 Orlando  Pirates

62′ the match is stopped due to the floodlights going off

60′ Mhlongo needs medical treatment after clashing with Cernak in the air as both of them tried to get the ball

58′ Mhlongo make a comfortable save

57′ Williams beat Manyisa to a long ball from Rakhale in the middle of the park

55′ Tendai Ndoro is replaced by Kermit Erasmus of Pirates

54′ Ndoro’s header is straight at Williams

50′ Brockie’s shot at goal is straight at Jele’s face. He needs medical treatment, Jele is bleeding from his nose

48′ Wome’s goal is disallowed as he was in an offside position. SuperSport United 1-0 Orlando  Pirates

45′ throw in for United

– second half is underway

– referee Daniel Bennett blows his whistle for half time.SuperSport United 1-0 Orlando  Pirates

45′ 3 minutes of added time will be played

44′ free kick to United outside the box. The ball hits the human wall and out for a throw in

43′ Rakhale creates a scoring chance for Masuku but the ball goes out for a goal kick

42′ brave goalkeeping from Williams to beat Ndoro to the ball

40′ goal kick to United

36′ David Mathebula will be replaced by Michael Morton, Williams will continue with the match

35′ Williams needs medical treatment

34′ United are down to ten men on the field

33′ Mathebula is in need of medical treatment, he is carried of the field

32′ throw in for Pirates

29′ Myeni’s poor cross in the United box is cleared away

26′ throw in for United

25′ Masuku and Manyisa’s combination results in a goal kick for United

21′ free kick to United outside the penalty box. Mhlongo is beaten by Michael Boxall from close range, after redirecting the free cross in the penalty box. SuperSport United 1-0 Orlando  Pirates

20′ Ndoro misdirects his header and sends the ball over the goal posts

18′ Mhlongo make an excellent save to deny Brockie a goal

17′ corner to United. Ball goes out for a second corner

16′ throw in for United as they move forward in search of an opening

14′ Brockie’s shot is wide at goal

11′ Farmer denies Ndoro a chance to shot in the box. Brave defending from the young man

10′ free kick to United in the middle of the park

9′ corner kick to United. Pirates defend successfully

8′ throw in for United

6′ Pirates putting United under pressure in the early stages of this match

4′ throw in for United

3′ Phungwayo blasts the ball over the goal posts

1′ Pirates get an early corner

– Kickoff! The game is underway