Cape Town City dash SuperSport United’s 3rd spot hopes

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Cape Town City beat SuperSport United 3-nil in a DSTV premiership match played on Saturday afternoon at the Cape Town Stadium.

The defeat by a three-goal margin pushes United, who were in fourth place, to fifth with Orlando Pirates who have a superior goal difference moving to fourth.

SuperSport wanted maximum points so they could move up to third on the table. City on the other hand wanted to win so they can consolidate their position within the top 8.

The visitors launched an attack with Kudakwashe Mahachi whipping the ball into the opposition’s box.

Defender, Abbubaker Mobara, was able to clear the dangerous ball.

The home side didn’t just sit back but also launched attacks of their own as they looked for an opening goal. Their efforts were rewarded when they were awarded a penalty after defender, Thatayaone Ditlhokwe, was adjudged to have fouled Tashreeq Morris in the box.

Striker, Fagrie Lakay, made no mistake beating keeper, Ronwen Williams, from the penalty spot to put City in the lead.

The home side led by a single goal at half-time. They didn’t take their foot off the pedal in the second half with Morris testing Williams on this occasion.

United had an opportunity to level the score but United’s defence cleared the dangerous ball.

It was instead the home side that doubled their lead. Mpho Makola scored after an interplay of passes between himself and Thabo Nodada.

Morris made it 3-nil for City late in the match after receiving a pass from Thamsanqa Mkhize.