Match report SuperSport United v Bloemfontein Celtic, 01/13/2021, PSL

SuperSport United 2-1 Bloemfontein Celtic: Grobler scores winner to make history

The win takes United to 22 points, just two behind pacemakers Sundowns, ahead of the Pretoria derby on Saturday

SuperSport United kept the pressure on Mamelodi sunset ahead of the Tshwane derby this weekend with a 2-1 league win over Bloemfontein Celtic at the Lucas Moripe stadium on Wednesday evening.

Grobler’s goal brought him to 58 goals in total for SuperSport, overtaking the late Abram ‘Fire’ Raselemane as the club’s all-time top scorer.

Matsatsatsana started the game well and was rewarded in the 13th minute when the former Orlando pirates striker Thamsanqa Gabuza scored from close range after a corner from Sipho Mbule.

After Ronwen Williams made an important save for the hosts, Grobler wasted the chance to double their lead when he threw a shot over the bar.

It came back to bite Kaitano Tembo’s side soon after as SuperSport defender Grant Kekana gave a penalty after knocking Ndumiso Mabena down in the box.

After Mabena was treated for an injury, Victor Letsoalo beat Williams on the spot to restore parity in the 23rd minute.

Reinforced by the goal, more chances followed for Phunya Sele Sele – but Williams was up to the challenge, saving Siphelele Luthuli and Andile Fikizolo just before the half hour.

On the other end, Grobler had a header saved by Jackson Mabokgwane in the 37th minute but got the upper hand over the visiting goalkeeper in the second minute of extra time in the first half as he nodded in another Mbule bend.

SuperSport went for a third goal after the restart as Ghampani Lungu made dangerous descents on the wing, but was unable to spot Gabuza the first time around, while a later pass found the former Orlando Pirates striker, but the resulting volley was off target.

After absorbing some pressure from Phunya Sele Sele, there was a 70th minute opportunity for Mbule at the break, but he shot over the bar.

At the other end, Harris Tchilimbou crushed a wide volley of goal in the 82nd minute, and although there were some anxious moments of delay for the Pretoria side, they managed to hold their fifth win in six. matches. Celtic have now played four league games without a win and are just three points above the relegation zone.

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