Mamelodi Sundowns moved within touching distance of the Absa Premiership title after playing to a 1-0 win over Golden Arrows at Loftus Versfeld Tuesday night.

The Brazillians are six points clear at the top of the log with just three rounds of the league season remaining.

Sundowns dominated the match and should have won by a far more convincing margin.

The hosts were denied what looked like a clear penalty when Jabulani Shongwe tripped Sibusiso Vilakazi from behind in the 18-yard area.

However, just a few minutes later, they were awarded a penalty. Ricardo Nascimento stepped up and converted from the spot.

There was yet another penalty appeal from the hosts – but the referee waved play on.

Sundowns continued to dominate in the second and should have doubled their lead but Percy Tau put the ball just wide of the target…13 minutes after the restart.

Arrows were unlucky not to be given a penalty after Knox Mutizwa fell in the box in the 79th minute.

Tau found the back of the net late in the match but the referee disallowed the goal for a handball.