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The top 10 PSL games of 2012

By Nick Said | Dec 19, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 13 ]

THE year 2012 has seen some remarkable matches played in the Premier Soccer League, with drama and goals aplenty.

Sowetan selects our 10 best from the last 11 months.

February 2 - Absa Premiership

Ajax Cape Town 3,

Platinum Stars 2

Stars have a dismal record in Cape Town. They must have thought they had this one in the bag, though, as Sibusiso Msomi and Thuso Phala put them two goals to the good going into the final two minutes. But Lebohang Manyama hit back from the penalty spot and Matthew Booth equalised from a corner, before Cecil Lolo bundled in the Ajax winner.

February 22 - Absa Premiership

Platinum Stars 3

Orlando Pirates 4

Stars fell behind to an Innocent Mkhabela own goal but came back to lead 2-1. They deserved their lead, but as was the case so often under Owen da Gama, capitulated .

March 4 - Nedbank Cup, first round

Powerlines 0

Mamelodi Sundowns 24

Hlompho Kekana scored seven, Nyasha Mushekwi six and Richard Henyekane five as hapless fourth-tier side Powerlines FC were humiliated by the record scoreline in Kimberley .

March 13 - Nedbank Cup, first round

AmaZulu 3

Ajax Cape Town 3

AmaZulu won 4-3 on penalties

Khama Billiat of Ajax and Ayanda Dlamini of Usuthu both netted braces in this see-saw match .

March 13 - Absa Premiership

Orlando Pirates 3

Kaizer Chiefs 2

Bucs seemed to catch Chiefs napping as they raced into a 3-0 lead inside 25 minutes, Benni McCarthy netting a brace and Andile Jali the other. Amakhosi might have folded after that but kept fighting and were rewarded with goals from Siphiwe Tshabalala and Lehlohonolo Majoro .

August 18 - MTN8 semi, first leg

Moroka Swallows 3

Mamelodi Sundowns 3

With the scores deadlocked at 2-2 just past the hour mark, Bennett Chenene thought he had stolen it for the visiting Birds but Edward Manqele provided the final twist .

October 7 - Absa Premiership

Black Leopards 3

SuperSport United 3

Clifford Mulenga and Mabhuti Khenyeza had SuperSport seemingly cruising at 2-0, but their unusually resolute defence fell to pieces .

November 4 - Telkom Knockout, quarterfinal

Bloemfontein Celtic 3

Pirates 3

Celtic won 5-3 on penalties

Arguably one of the greatest cup matches ever played in South Africa. A spectacular Joel Mogorosi overhead kick four minutes into injury time rounded off an unlikely comeback for Celtic, who had been behind the entire match. A deflated Pirates lost in the shootout as Oupa Manyisa saw his spot-kick saved.

November 20 - Absa Premiership

Kaizer Chiefs 3

Moroka Swallows 2

The PSL has a growing reputation for late drama, and it doesn't get much later than this 97th-minute strike from Lehlohonolo Majoro to win this pulsating Soweto derby.

December 8 - Absa Premiership

Platinum Stars 6

Lamontville Golden Arrows 4

This game had a bit of everything, including a PSL record 10 goals. The in-form Stars raced into a 2-0 lead but it was Arrows who led 4-2 at half-time. But this Stars side is made of stern stuff and they were rampant in the second period, netting four times.

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Pirates 3 Chiefs 2, that was a big pill to swallow for Chiefs Supporters and Mr Editor what about Sundowns 4 Chiefs 1 MTN Game.

Game of the season goes to Celtics 3 Pirates 3 Telkom, Celtics brought the FireCrackers down to Earth, they cried, they weeped and farted few times, it was tears of blood.

Dec 19, 2012 7:57 | 0 replies

Zebras are not sitting comfortably on top, even Baxter said so himself that he is feeling the heat . Only the weak know of pressure. UP THE BUCS !!!

Dec 19, 2012 3:37 | 0 replies

wow, stop commenting before reading the headline or the whole article, it says TOP 10 PSL GAMES NOT CUP GAMES IDIOTS

Dec 19, 2012 3:21 | 0 replies

lorl. why isnt the pirates 3-2 cheifs in here? you cant tell me that game wasn't a classic or wen cheifs lost 4-1 to sundowns? who made this list? or are you just a cheifs fan?

Dec 19, 2012 3:15 | 0 replies

SUNFLOPS HAVE NEVER BEEN THE SAME SINCE THEY BEAT POOR POWERLINES 24-0, THAT WAS THEIR UNDOING. THEY HAVE SUFFERED A DROUGHT IN GOALS EVER SINCE.

Dec 19, 2012 3:13 | 0 replies

@ sowetan, what about moemish of 2012.................

Dec 19, 2012 10:5 | 0 replies

BEST GAMES PIRATES V BLOEM CELTIC AND THE PIRATES V CHIEFS (3-2)

Dec 19, 2012 9:48 | 0 replies

I'm surprised the 1 - 0 theft of the TKO by bloemfontien celtic is not on the list.
Sundowns did not concede a goal yet we lost. This year has been just rubbish if you ask me!!!

Dec 19, 2012 9:31 | 0 replies

Truth be told guys. The Sundowns/Chiefs 4-1 game was by no means entertaining as was the AmaZulu/Chiefs 6-0 game. Yes those games produced an avalanche of goals by they didnt bill any superb display on the day as they were both one sided. To me these two games were just ok.

Dec 19, 2012 9:2 | 0 replies

@Nyame1
Mr editor where is Sundowns 4-1 chiefs game jou bloody zebra .

That was the second best game and the best game of the season is the one for pirates and celtics at bloemfontein
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He's a Tortoise supporter !!!

Dec 19, 2012 8:31 | 0 replies

Mr editor where is Sundowns 4-1 chiefs game jou bloody zebra .

That was the second best game and the best game of the season is the one for pirates and celtics at bloemfontein

Dec 19, 2012 8:22 | 0 replies