The Tshwane giants produced a dominant efficiency as they brushed apart the Soweto facet within the nation’s administrative capital
Mamelodi Sundowns prolonged their successful streak within the PSL to 4 matches after they thrashed Swallows FC 3-0 at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Sunday night.
Pavol Safranko opened the scoring within the first half, earlier than Neo Maema and Peter Shalulile netted after the restart as Masandawana maintained their unbeaten begin to the present season.
Denis Onyango made his return to the beginning line-up with Sundowns co-head coaches Rhulani Mokwena and Manqoba Mngqithi making only one change to the crew which confronted and defeated Lamontville Golden Arrows within the MTN8 conflict in midweek.
Whereas Swallows’ interim coach Simo Dladla named an attack-minded crew with PSL Golden Boot winner Mwape Musonda main the assault, as Amaswaiswai seemed to snap their six-match winless run throughout all competitions.
The 2 groups attacked one another from the primary whistle with Swallows not permitting Sundowns to dominate the match and goalkeeper Onyango was a busy man between the sticks for the house facet.
The completed shot-stopper produced two superb saves to disclaim Keletso Makgalwa, earlier than blocking a shot from Khetukuthula Ndlovu and he additionally pulled off a sensational save to disclaim his former teammate Tebogo Langerman.
Onyango’s Swallows counterpart, Sanele Tshabalala was additionally decided to not concede and he did effectively to disclaim Peter Shalulile with a good save, earlier than blocking a long-range shot from Andile Jali.
Nonetheless, Tshabalala conceded a minute earlier than the half-hour mark when Lyle Lakay’s corner-kick was headed residence by Safranko handy Sundowns a 1-0 lead and it was the Slovakian hitman’s second aim for the Tshwane targets.
The rating was 1-0 to Sundowns throughout the half-time break following an entertaining first-half which noticed the are reigning league champions take their probability.
Masandawana produced a dominant efficiency after the restart with Themba Zwane discovering the areas within the left facet of the Swallows defence, however the guests managed to deal effectively with the crosses which had been performed by the playmaker.
Dladla determined to introduce an attack-minded duo of Kagiso Malinga and Mphakamiseni Nene as Amaswaiswai seemed to degree issues, however Sundowns responded by introducing Neo Maema and Sibusiso Vilakazi.
It was the hosts’ substitutes who made an immediate influence as Vilakazi arrange Maema, who made it 2-0 to Sundowns with a robust low shot within the 78th minute and it was his second aim in as many matches for the Tshwane giants.
The defending champions weren’t finished but as Maema grabbed an help when his cross was headed residence by Shalulile, who scored in his fifth successive match to seal Sundowns’ 3-0 win in ninetieth minute
The win noticed Masandawana open a four-point lead on the high of league standings and they’ll now tackle DR Congolese facet Maniema Union within the Champions League match on October 15.
Whereas Swallows slipped all the way down to 14th place on the standings and they’ll look to return to successful methods after they face Stellenbosch FC in a PSL recreation on October 17.
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