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Sundowns concede for the 1st time this season as they are held in the Derby

Mamelodi Sundowns failed to impress as they were held by fellow Pretoria side Supersport United in the Tswane Derby. The game ended 2-2 which ended Sundowns record for consecutive games having not conceded.


Mamelodi Sundowns went into the Tswane Derby at the back of a 0-0 draw with MTN finalist Cape Town City. It was the first time in the season that the Brazilians had failed to score against any opponent. The Brazillians were heavily backed as favourites after having not lost a single game the entire season.

The Head to Head record going into the game favored Sundowns however, matches are won on the pitch. The Brazillians created most of the chances and duly took the lead with a superb strike from teenager Neo Maema, to go into the breaking leading 1-0. It only took them 4 minutes into the 2nd half for Masandawana to double their lead courtesy of Namibian Peter Shaulile. That was the strikers 6 goal of the season to take him top of the goal scorers chart. Supersport United kept on fighting throughout the game and were reward when Ghampani Lungu scored against a Sundowns defence for the first time this season to give his team some hope. In the 80th miunte of the game, the comeback was complete when Tebogo Mokoena beat two defenders to score and level the game 2-2. The points were shared and Sundowns dropped points for the 2nd successive week.

I think Sundowns underestimated Supersport United who clearly played the better football this afternoon. Leading 2-0, you would assume that the game was out of reach but that's football for you. This is good for the league as Sundowns have been so dominant on all fronts and having such competition will only better the standard of the league.

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