Kekana condemns United to another derby defeat

Mamelodi Sundowns defeated Supersport United 1-0 on Wednesday evening at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville.

The Brazilians have again claimed the Tshwane bragging rights following last week’s 5-0 win over United at Loftus Versfeld.

Hlompho Kekana scored the only goal of the game to see Downs win back to back games for the first time following their mini league slump.

Downs started brightly as they looked to continue from where they’d left off last week however the Matsatsantsa defence was alert this time around and stopped them from penetrating the 18 yard.

As the half wore off, the home team started to grow in confidence.

Clayton Daniels forced a fine save from Denis Onyango in the 35th minute from a tight angle.

The second half saw United made a few more attacks with Yeye Letsholonyane testing Onyango from afar.

As the game came to a close, Downs began searching for a winner.

With the clock winding down, captain Kekana headed in from a Teko Modise cross in the 83rd minute.

That proved a final blow not only to United’s title aspiration but also bragging rights.

Out of four derbies played this season, United only won one on penalties while Downs won three.

Sundowns are just two points away from table-topping Cape Town City but the men from Pretoria have three games in hand.

United still have the Nedbank Cup to defend this weekend when they travel to FNB Stadium for a date with Kaizer Chiefs in the quarter finals on Saturday.

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