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SUNDOWNS DO IT AGAIN AS BENNI SHOCKS CHIEFS

Mamelodi Sundowns made it three wins in a row as they moved five points clear at the top of the PSL on Wednesday.

Once again Peter Shalulile was on target as the Brazilians eased past Baroka; the win also helped them maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

Sundowns are in action again on Tuesday when they travel to face Algerian side Belouizdad in the CAF Champions League.

A lot further down the table, Kaizer Chiefs fans were left disappointed as they watched from afar yet another defeat.

It looked like Samir Nurkovic had at least rescued a point for the home side but a late Usuthu goal helped the visitors leave the FNB Stadium with all three points.

“We came back and we even had some good chances. I don’t know if Samir should’ve scored there with the header. He hasn’t scored now in how many games? So it’s a bit disturbing there,” said Gavin Hunt.

“But we can’t always rely on him we should be doing better in other areas. Our final ball wasn’t as good as it should be, but as I said one error, right at halftime again. As I said, we had to change the team and it doesn’t help you.”

Benni McCarthy’s men are now sixth on the table and he was proud of his team for approaching the match in such a good frame of mind.

“When you’re on the winning side it’s always nice and everything is positive but today I think I have to give the boys a lot of credit,” McCarthy said.

“We knew the threat that Chiefs carried from the first game we played against them. We were excellent and played super well against them in that game but came away disappointed.

“I think today we just tried to nullify the mistakes of giving the ball away to them because they are a team with many quality players who can hurt you really badly.

“So if we keep making mistakes in the wrong area of the field to go alongside the quality of Chiefs they could really hurt us.

“So today I think we kept it a little tighter and we were then just being patient in our build up.”

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