TSHWANE. Mamelodi Sundowns snatched a late win AmaZulu 1-0 after M. Allende scored just 1 goal (90′). Mamelodi Sundowns made the most of its superior ball possession (57%).
The match was played at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium stadium in Tshwane on Sunday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Xola Sitela with the support of Zakhele Thusi Granville Siwela and Thabo Twayise. The 4th official was Abraham Mashala.
Mamelodi Sundowns was in firm control of the ball 57% while AmaZulu was struggling with a 43% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Mamelodi Sundowns had a more offensive attitude with 71 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 4 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Mamelodi Sundowns won the match.
Mamelodi Sundowns shot 12 times, 4 on target, 8 off target. On the opposite side, AmaZulu shot 3 times, 1 on target, 2 off target.
Mamelodi Sundowns received 3 yellow cards (G. Kekana, R. De Reuck and K. Mudau). Regarding the opposition, AmaZulu received 3 yellow cards (V. Zulu, R. Hanamub and M. Makhaula).
After this match, Mamelodi Sundowns will have 19 points to remain in the 1st place. On the other side, AmaZulu will stay with 11 points like Golden Arrows, SuperSport United, Chippa United and Kaizer Chiefs to sit in the 6th place.
In the next match in the Premier League, Mamelodi Sundowns will play away with Marumo Gallants FC on the 13th of May with a 2-0 head to head statistic in favor of Mamelodi Sundowns (2 draws).
AmaZulu will host Moroka Swallows on the 1st of April with a 10-7 head to head in favor of AmaZulu (6 draws).
Mamelodi Sundowns – Formation
Mamelodi Sundowns started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
The manager Steve Komphela decided to play with the following team: Ronwen Williams, Grant Kekana, Andile Jali, Rushine De Reuck, Khuliso Mudau, Sipho Mbule, Teboho Mokoena, Sifiso Ngobeni, Themba Zwane, Erwin Saavedra and Peter Shalulile.
The home team had on the bench: Reyaad Pieterse, Neo Maema, Sphelele Mkhulise, Thapelo Morena, Marcelo Allende, Terrence Mashego, Cassius Mailula, Mosa Lebusa and Bongani Zungu.
Mamelodi Sundowns made 5 changes: E. Saavedra for M. Allende (57′), S. Mbule for T. Morena (57′), T. Mokoena for N. Maema (57′), S. Ngobeni for T. Mashego (75′) and T. Zwane for B. Zungu (90′).
AmaZulu – Formation
AmaZulu started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Brandon Truter played with: Veli Mothwa, Mbongeni Gumede, Sandile Khumalo, Veluyeke Zulu, Riaan Hanamub, Keagan Buchanan, Makhehlene Makhaula, George Maluleka, Thendo Mukumela, Gabadinho Mhango and Dumisani Zuma.
They had on the bench: Sbusiso Magaqa, Matarr Ceesay, Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Mxolisi Kunene, Samkelo Mgwazela, Jean Noel Amonome, Sibusiso Mabiliso, Ethan Brooks and Repo Malepe.
AmaZulu made 4 changes: T. Mukumela for R. Mphahlele (66′), G. Maluleka for E. Brooks (77′), D. Zuma for S. Magaqa (88′) and K. Buchanan for T. Malepe (88′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Premier League.