Fri Sep 22 15:27:27 SAST 2017

Another big win for SuperSport, as this time the claim the scalp of Wits

By Marc Strydom | 2016-11-29 21:43:36.0

SuperSport United need to be taken notice of, after yet another win against a big team in the Premier Soccer League – this time 2-0 against Bidvest Wits at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Tuesday night.

Matsantsantsa took their unbeaten run in league and cup matches to 13 matches an inflicted the first defeat in the PSL on Wits.

Clayton Daniels’s close-range goal from a corner in the 64 minute and Thabo Mnyamane’s 70-minute free-kick scorcher gave Stuart Baxter’s team victory.

Their unbeaten run has taken SuperSport to the Telkom Knockout final, get a rare victory against winning machine Mamelodi Sundowns, and two against Orlando Pirates, including a 6-1 thrashing.

And now they have beaten last night’s log leaders Wits.

In a tight, tactical match, SuperSport and Wits shared the few chances there were to come by in the first half.

In the 10 minute Elias Pelembe’s chip from right to Daine Klate on the left saw the winger shoot wide for Wits.

On the half-hour SuperSport’s best movement of the first 45 minutes ended with livewire winger Maphosa Modiba’s cross to Mnyamane, whose volley was solidly struck but comfortably dealt with by Wits goalkeeper Darren Keet.

From a free-kick Eleazar Rodgers’s looping header was tipped over in a classy save by Reyaad Pieterse.

From a second ball situation Dove Wome struck superbly, the shot kept out by Keet.

Gabadinho Mhango’s run early in the second half ended with a strong shot at Pieterse.

But it was SuperSport who took a 2-0 lead in an efficient manner that reminded of the clinical football of Kaizer Chiefs in their two league and cup double seasons under Baxter.

Kingston Nkhatha got on the end of a corner and the ball fell for Daniels near the line to stab in the first.

Then Mnyamane hit a free-kick of the highest class past the wall and into Keet’s top-right corner for the former Pretoria University striker’s fourth goal in as many games.

Elias Pelembe’s strike forced another good save from Pieterse.

It was not to be Wits’ night – in the 87 Pelembe’s corner was deflected towards his own goal by SuperSport substitute Thuso Phala, with defender Michael Boxall stopping on the line for Pieterse to collect.

Other PSL results:

Maritzburg United 1 Chippa United 1