SUPERSPORT United have won and they have lost more than 10 league games with a win over Swallows FC in the DStv Premiership on Sunday afternoon, at Dobsonville Stadium.
It has been a long time since SuperSport won the league title with penalties from Jemie Webber and Thamsanqa Gabuza and a fine goal from Tebogo Mokoena.
It was the first time SuperSport had won on the move after trying 13 times.
Last season, the teams shared points in both league games so no shocking moves were already expected in the match.
Kaitano Tembo's side came into the match on a high as they clashed with Cape Town City and AmaZulu in a 3-1 win over Lamontville Golden Arrows.
For the home side, the game came at a time when it was licking its wounds after being beaten 1-0 by the Orlando Pirates in the previous league.
Earlier, the Brandon Truter team opened the season with a 1-0 win over Royal AM followed by a point-and-shoot exchange against AmaZulu.
As expected, the home team was the one to try in the first half but no ball was dangerous for Ronwen Williams who blocked the visitors.
Although going into the break looked like SuperSport had improved, it was also not a problem for Virgil Vries.
The second half came back in full force with both teams showing signs of scoring but not reaching the goalkeeper.
Things changed, however, when Vusi Sibiya held the ball in his hand in the box and a penalty was taken by Webber to put it in the net in the 62nd minute.
Despite this suspicion, Mokoena moved backwards with the help of Webber who curled up nicely and cried in the second net in the 63rd minute.
It is clear that bad luck followed Sibiya as he created a second penalty when he fouled Webber in the box.
The penalty was taken by Gabuza in the 71st minute, which he put into the net to end Tembo's unbeaten run.
Towards the end of the match, the Swallows were the ones who kept trying as they were trailing home but failed to find the net, the game ending 3-0.
The Birds will have to get up and move on to prepare for the three points remaining at home against Cape Town City on Friday.
United will return to the league on Saturday when they host Maritzburg United at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday.
In other weekend matches, Baroka beat Sekhukhune United 1-0, while Cape Town City lost 3-0 to Stellenbosch FC. Kaizer Chiefs were humiliated at home and beaten by Royal AM 4-1, Orlando Pirates won three points by beating Chippa United 3-1..
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