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Played
April 20, 2013 6:00 PM SAST
Volkswagen Dobsonville Stadium — Johannesburg, GA
Referee:‬ B. Gqubule‎
Attendance:‬ 12000‎
 
 
It was not easy for the league leaders but they overcame Swallow's early goal and did not look back. It will be hard to catch the AmaKhosi this season if they continue to play with this kind of confidence. That's all folks, I hope you enjoyed following the action with Goal.com South Africa!
 
90′ +3
And that's it! Chiefs have won 3-1 and hold onto their top spot in the PSL!
 
90′ +2
PARKER! He has another opportunity to grab the hat trick but Etafia sprints forward to block his attempt.
 
90′ +1
MASHEGO! A low drive from the striker just goes wide but it was an enterprising piece of play from Swallows.
 
89′
Substitution Lerato Chabango David Mathebula
 
89′
Chiefs are content to hold onto the ball when they are in possession as the clock counts down and we enter injury time at the end of this match. Parker has an opportunity to finish his hat trick but he decides to chest a cross down rather than hit the ball on the volley.
 
86′
Substitution Kingston Nkhatha Sthembiso Ngcobo
 
86′
Sthembiso Ngcobo is on for the misfiring Nkhatha, who ran himself ragged during the match but ended with no rewards.
 
85′
A powerful run from Mathoho is finally stopped by Swallows just outside their box, with the central defender running a good 40 yards into the Dube Birds' half.
 
82′
Substitution George Lebese Josta Shimane Dladla
 
82′
The combination of Eric Mathoho and Tefu Mashaimaite seems impermeable tonight as wave after wave of Moroka Swallows attacks are dealt with by the powerful central defenders.
 
79′
Chiefs win two corners in a row but can't create an opportunity with either one. As the match enters its final 10 minutes it seems as if Swallows don't have a chance to find a way back into the match.
 
77′
Swallows are struggling to threaten Chiefs as Katsande continues to break up their attacks with his strong tackling.
 
75′
Substitution Rudi Isaacs Felix Obada
 
74′
The goal scorer Lebese is on the floor with what looks like a muscle injury as Swallows make a change by bringing on Felix Obada for Rudi Isaacs.
 
72′
Goal George Lebese
 
72′
GOAL FOR LEBESE!! CHIEFS HAVE A TWO GOAL LEAD! A superb ball from Tshabalala releases Lebese and the winger finds the back of the net with a composed finish past the onrushing Etafia.
 
71′
Very poor shot from Nergadze flies into the stands sparking some angry sounding shouts from the Dube Birds' fans.
 
70′
Chiefs are toying with Swallows out there! A period of possession for the visiting side results in a shot from Lebese but Etafia makes a comfortable save.
 
68′
Substitution Bennet Chenene Joseph Mbutisi Makhanya
 
68′
Lebese has four Chiefs players to pick out with a cross but his tame ball finds Lekgothoane who clears. Swallows try to launch their own attack but the solid Katsande deals with the problem with ease.
 
65′
CHANCE FOR NKHATHA! The striker really hasn't found his range as a lovely ball from Lebese finds him in the box but he can't take the opportunity once again.
 
65′
Swallows have the possession but can't do anything with it as Chiefs look to hit them on the counter.
 
62′
Swallows need to find a way to turn the game around, but they are lacking imagination in attack with less than thirty minutes to go.
 
59′
George Lebese's pace is really unstoppable tonight as he bursts down the right flank and tries to find Nkhtha with a cross.
 
57′
Kaizer Chiefs' fans are dancing in the stands as their side has come from behind to clinch the lead. But this game is far from over as Swallows surge forward with intent.
 
54′
Goal Bernard Melvin Parker
 
54′
GOAL!!!!!! GOAL FOR CHIEFS! Bernard Parker has two goals! Katsande finds Nkosi unmarked on the left flank and the winger slides a low cross into the path of Parker, who does not make a mistake in burying the opportunity with a low shot into the bottom right corner of the net.
 
53′
Some more great transitional play from Chiefs is becalmed as Nkhatha is caught offside after receiving an incisive ball from Lebese.
 
52′
Breathtaking start to the second half, with both sides creating chances and playing at an electric pace.
 
50′
A good save from Etafia as Parker runs free on goal, only for the keeper to steal the ball from the striker with a strong tackle.
 
49′
CHANCE FOR CHIEFS! Great ball from Tshabalala finds Nkhatha in the box but the striker's poor finishing continues, as his header flies into the stands.
 
48′
TSUTSALUPA!! The Swallows captain tries to place a side-footed shot past Khune but his effort is deflected out for a corner.
 
46′
Here we go! Chiefs get the second half started, but Swallows find themselves in control of early possession.
 
 
Second half is about to start at the Dobsinville Stadium! Hold onto your seats...
 
 
The match rests at 1-1 but there will definitely be more goals in this encounter as both sides are desperate for the three points. Catch the second half action in a little under 15 minutes time!
 
45′ +2
The corner does not result in anything and it is half time! What a terrific 45 minutes of PSL action!
 
45′ +1
KATSANDE! A powerful strike from the midfielder goes wide via a deflection and it is a corner for Chiefs.
 
45′
A good run from Nomvethe down the left flank but his cross leaves much to be desired.
 
43′
NKHATHA! Masilela sends in a good ball towards the striker but his headed effort goes wide.
 
42′
Three minutes to go in the first half and the frenetic start to the match seems to have sapped the players energy at the end of the half.
 
39′
The answer is no, as Mathoho fouls Dominic Isaacs in the box.
 
38′
A poor clearance from Etafia results in a corner kick for Chiefs. Can they grab the lead?
 
37′
Chiefs hold a slight advantage in ball possession, but the match continues to be an end to end affair.
 
34′
Surprisingly there have only been two yellow cards in this ill-tempered, fiery encounter.
 
31′
Goal Bernard Melvin Parker
 
31′
GOAL! GOAL FOR BERNARD PARKER! Swallows are caught out by a ball over the top which finds Nkhatha who sets up Parker with a deft back heel. Parker's low strike could not be saved by Etafia this time and the match is now 1-1.
 
30′
GREAT SAVE FROM ETAFIA! The keeper denies a powerful free kick from Bernard Parker.
 
29′
Yellow Card Giorgi Nergadze
 
29′
Drama out there as the referee gives a free-kick for Chiefs just outside the area, sparking words from Swallows entire XI.
 
28′
KHUNE SAVES! Mashego goes for the bottom left corner and the keeper reads the shot and blocks the shot with a superb save. Swallows are still only 1-0 up.
 
28′
Let's see if it will be third time lucky for Mashego and Swallows.
 
27′
Yellow Card Syabonga Nomvethe
 
27′
Mashego finds the back of the net once again but the referee spots Novethe encroaching into the area and books the striker.
 
26′
GOAL! Mashego buries it! But no...the striker has to take it again.
 
25′
Yellow Card Itumeleng Isaac Khune
 
25′
Itumeleng Khune is the guilty party out there as his trailing leg caught Tsutsulupa.
 
24′
PENALTY! MOROKA SWALLOWS HAVE A PENALTY!
 
24′
NKOSI!! Chiefs look to strike back through a free kick of their own but Siyabonga Nkosi can't place his header on target.
 
22′
Stuart Baxter is looking distressed out there as his side concedes yet another free-kick which finds Nergadze once again but the imposing midfielder can't get his header on target.
 
20′
GOAL!!!! MOROKA SWALLOWS!!! An inswinging ball finds an unmarked Nergadze at the far post and he expertly nods it into the left corner of the net.
 
19′
Goal Giorgi Nergadze
 
19′
Chabangu sends in a cross from a free-kick which results in a corner for Swallows.
 
17′
Chiefs launch an attack but Nkhatha's shot is blocked by the brilliant Roger Da Costa.
 
14′
WHAT A SAVE! ETAFIA! Chiefs create yet another chance down the left flank with Nkosi giving Nkhatha the perfect opportunity to bury a low cross, but the Swallows keeper gets his body in the way of the shot.
 
12′
Challenges are flying in here as Chiefs earn a set piece which is about 40 yards out. Etafia grasps the free kick with ease and Swallows look to build another attack.
 
9′
LEBESE!!! The winger claims a loose ball just inside the area and strikes a low shot towards goal, but Etafia hangs on with a solid save.
 
7′
A bit of a quiet period after the fast start to this match. Chiefs will look to control the game while Swallows seem intent on breaking the AmaKhosi's rhythm.
 
4′
Chiefs win a corner and Tshabalala's ball sails harmlessly out for a goal kick.
 
3′
NOMVETHE!!! What a run from the Swallows striker! He surges forward and unleashes a strike which cannons off the crossbar. A lively start here!
 
2′
Swallows have an early set-piece after Chabangu was fouled. The resulting cross causes a few jitters in Chief's defence, but Khune claims the ball.
 
1′
Here we go! Swallows get us underway but lose possession to Chiefs as soon as they try launch an attack.
 
 
The players are out on the pitch and kick-off is now imminent. If you want to get involved tweet me @Dan0090 and I'll publish your thoughts on the game.
 
 
Kick-off is in about 10 minutes. The Dobsinville stadium is slowly filling up as Zeca Marques and Stuart Baxter both intimate that they are going for the win tonight in the pre-match interviews.
 
 
Moroka Swallows starting XI: Etafia, Isaacs, Lekgothoane, Mungomeni, Da Costa, Nergadze, Chabangu, Tsutsulupa, Chenene, Mashego, Nomvethe
 
 
Kaizer Chiefs starting XI: Khune, Gaxa, Mathoho, Mashamaite, Masilela, Katsande, Nkosi, Tshabalala, Lebese, Nkhatha, Parker
 
 
With no further ado, here are the line-ups for tonight! Chiefs will be without their influential midfielder Reneilwe Letsholonyane due to the controversial red card he received against Golden Arrows.
 
 
Here are a few pre-match stats! The last time Moroka Swallows beat Chiefs when playing at home, was in 2008. In head-to-head stats, Swallows and Chiefs have met 17 times since 2005, with Swallows winning five and losing eight games, while four games have been drawn. The Amakhosi beat Swallows 3-2 in the reverse fixture.
 
 
Welcome to Goal.com’s LIVE commentary of what promises to be an entertaining clash between Kaizer Chiefs and Moroka Swallows. My name is Daniel Eslick and I will be taking you through all the action of this evening’s Soweto Derby. With the AmaKhosi looking to wrap up their first PSL title in eight seasons, this match will be a vital stepping stone for Stuart Baxter’s charges as they face a charged-up Dube Birds. Chiefs are currently on a 13 match unbeaten streak and will be confident that they can continue their winning ways at the Dobsinville Stadium tonight.
 
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Bernard Melvin Parker Bernard Melvin Parker
Striker
Chiefs
10 3
Thanduyise Khuboni Thanduyise Khuboni
Midfielder
Arrows
8 8
Sibusiso Vilakazi Sibusiso Vilakazi
Midfielder
Wits
8 1
Knowledge Musona Knowledge Musona
Striker
Chiefs
8 0
Edward Jabu Manqele Edward Jabu Manqele
Striker
Swallows
8 0