Cape Town Spurs made the trip to the Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Wednesday, as they took on Mamelodi Sundowns. It's important to point out that while Masandawana led the Premier Soccer League (PSL) standings ahead of this clash, Cape Town Spurs were at the bottom of the table.
Business as usual for Mamelodi Sundowns
It may interest you to know that this match was initially scheduled for last week, but was postponed because of Masandawana's involvement in the CAF Champions League last weekend.
Heading into this match, Mamelodi Sundowns had a perfect record in the PSL; as they had won 10 games out of 10. In contrast, Cape Town Spurs were last on the table, having lost 12 of 13 league matches.
Bearing that in mind, it's no surprise that the Sundowns were the heavy favourites ahead of this match; and unsurprisingly, they didn't disappoint.
Mokwena's side dominated their opponents from start to finish, controlling over 75 percent of the ball. As a matter of fact, Cape Town Spurs did not register a single shot in the first 80 minutes of play.
Sipho Mbule opened the scoring for the hosts just after the 20 minute mark, before Grant Kekana doubled their lead a few minutes later. Peter Shalulile eventually scored the third goal for the Sundowns, just before stoppage time.
Mokwena's men finished Wednesday's game with 17 total shots. Eight of those were on target, with three blocked shots and six off-target shots. In contrast, Cape Town Spurs failed to threaten Masandawana's goal in 90 minutes.
Where this result leaves Mamelodi Sundowns on the table
As it stands, Masandawana are still at the top of the league table, while Cape Town Spurs find themselves in last place. The Sundowns' extended their winning streak in the PSL, as well as their unbeaten run (Mokwena's side currently have the longest unbeaten run in PSL history).
Mamelodi Sundowns will square off against Pyramids in the CAF Champions League next week, before facing Cape Town City a day before Christmas. On the other hand, Cape Town Spurs have a tricky trip to Durban, where they'll face 10th placed Amazulu.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago