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Shalulile strike gives Sundowns triumph over Maritzburg

Mamelodi Sundowns crushed Maritzburg United 1-0 in an engaging DStv Premiership conflict on Wednesday evening. 

Peter Shalulile scored the game's just objective through a shocking volley on 56 minutes, to seal every one of the three focuses and see Sundowns move three clear of Stellenbosch at the highest point of the standings. 

The two sides began brilliantly with Bongokuhle Hlongwane near an opener with one moment of the game gone with a header he fueled over the Sundowns' objective, from a circling cross from Daylon Claasen. 

Maritzburg plug Marcel Engelhardt then, at that point, required two endeavors to get hold of a Khuliso Mudau cross at the opposite end as the home side began to look compromising. 

Peter Shalulile was set away down the left flank by Divine Lunga yet couldn't move his conveyance away. 

Alfred Ndengane was close by to head clear a decent ball into the case with Pavol Safranko hiding while Grant Kekana couldn't immediate a Haashim Domingo free-kick on track under a solid test by Travis Graham. 

Shalulile definitely should have hit the objective from inside the crate on 36 minutes however could just crush the ball above and beyond the bar 

It was eventually praises even at the midway imprint, with Sundowns pretty much edging their adversaries prior to refocusing, in the subsequent period. 

Themba Zwane had the option to turn on the edge of the Maritzburg box however neglected to get any genuine buy ready before Engelhardt made a fantastic one-gave save to deny Safranko on 53 minutes after the striker was greatly played in by Andile Jali. 

Twilights were turning out to be progressively really undermining and when the objective at last came, it showed up in shocking style through a first-time volley from Shalulile, as he associated with a looking through ball over the top from Neo Maema, with Engelhardt submitted. 

Second half Maritzburg substitute Lifa Hlongwane so almost constrained a reaction from nothing with a shot on the turn that beat Reyaad Pieterse however not the right upstanding. 

Engelhardt was being kept occupied and got down well to deny Shalulile simply past the hour mark. 

The Team of Choice were finding some versatility however and were squeezing their rivals high to constrain a slip-up. Zukile Kewuti couldn't hit the objective on 63 minutes as he took the ball on the edge of the Downs region. 

At last it was Sundowns who finished on top, in spite of being not able to change over various late possibilities, with one objective being sufficient to hold Maritzburg down in eleventh spot with only 10 focuses from their initial nine games. 


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