For the opener a mistake by Siyabonga Mpontshane, allowed Khama Billiat in for an easy tap in, and the former Mamelodi Sundowns star made no mistake as he netted his fourth goal of the campaign for Kaizer Chiefs from close range.
The Amakhosi's lead was short-lived as Innocent Maela eventually guided his header past Itumeleng Khune on the half hour mark. This equaliser captured the imagination of the FNB Stadium in what was becoming one of the better Soweto Derby's in recent times.
Pirates then moved ahead in just three minutes to complete the turnaround. Justin Shonga and Augustine Mulenga linked up very well to setup top scorer Vincent Pule. Bucs did superbly well to hold on to their lead and prove that they're genuine PSL title contenders.
In one of the highlights of this Twitter reaction we also include some pre-game buzz, such as Manchester United legend Dwight Yorke giving his view on the game.
Then we find out that 44 countries were watching South Africa's big Derby. Is there still any doubt that this is the biggest game in the PSL?
What an awesome day I’m having I can’t believe it @orlandopirates won the #SowetoDerby and @TheSharksZA won the #CurrieCupFinal. It doesn’t get any better than this. Black and white nothing else matters— unapologetic black (@ma10jwa) October 27, 2018
Milutin Sredojevic - @orlandopirates coach— PowerSport (@Power987Sport) October 27, 2018
"The game made us feel us like teachers or lecturers teaching our players as students, knowing what the game will bring. Making players physically fit and technically ready. We started on the back foot."#SowetoDerby #AbsaPrem pic.twitter.com/uCFSTdkF4E
Coming from a Khosi I will sound a bit biased, but Bucs were there for a taking in the 2nd stanza. Billiat wasn't supposed to be subbed, Rats were never comfortable with him around them. If the coach subbed only Zuma for Ekstein, for a time being, Pirates would've surrendered.— Vince Male (@Vince_Male) October 27, 2018
Thank You Orlando Pirates for making the Nation Proud of You...— SiceloDiscoMkhwanazi (@Sicelo65876803) October 27, 2018