DStv Premiership Swallows v Mamelodi Sundowns 06 April
Thursday, April 7, 2022
DStv Premiership Swallows Vs Mamelodi Sundowns 06 April
DStv Premiership Swallows' match against Mamelodi Sundowns saw both sides concede goals‚ but the match turned out to be a draw. Here is a quick summary of the Match‚ including Goals scored‚ goals conceded‚ and players involved. Read on to learn more. Listed below are the key facts you need to know about this match.
DStv Premiership Swallows v Mamelodi Sundowns
Mamelodi Sundowns dominated the first half and were ahead early in the second. In less than 30 minutes‚ they scored their third goal when Ralani cut past Solomons and fired a left-footed strike into the bottom right corner of the net. The Swallows nearly gifted themselves a way back into the match but Pieterse saved the day with a brilliant save. This is a vital match for both sides and the DStv Premiership. The Swallows are looking to extend their lead‚ while Mamelodi Sundowns will be looking to make up for the defeat to their 'A-teams'. Both teams are on a high after registering two wins in three matches. The Mamelodi Sundowns' win over Mamelodi Swallows will be a huge win for them. Peter Shalulile scored a hat-trick and the Mamelodi Sundowns dominated Swallows FC 4-2 in Dobsonville Stadium. The hat-trick was the first of Shalulile's career and increased his tally in the league to 18. The last time a player scored 20 goals in a season was a decade ago‚ when Siyabonga Nomvethe was at Swallows. Kaizer Chiefs dropped two valuable points against TS Galaxy‚ but they remain in the hunt for the title. They are second in the table‚ but the Swallows have a good chance to go one step further and win the title. Among the other top sides‚ Royal AM won 2-0 to clinch CAF Champions League qualification for next season. Kaizer Chiefs were held to a goalless draw by TS Galaxy‚ and Stuart Baxter's future may be at risk after such a performance.
Goals conceded in match
Mamelodi Sundowns have not conceded more goals in a Premier Soccer League match this season‚ but Swallows are a different story. The Swallows were unable to convert their chances in the first half‚ and they were able to draw the match after conceding four goals. This is the first time in their Premier Soccer League history that they have conceded more goals than any other team in the competition. The Swallows were unable to score in the second half‚ as Mamelodi Sundowns had scored five goals and conceded four. The DStv Premiership match saw Mamelodi Sundowns increase their lead to 16 points‚ while Swallows have conceded five goals in their last two matches. Mamelodi Sundowns have only lost one league game away from home. The Soweto giants started the season with 10 clean sheets‚ but in the last eight away league fixtures‚ they have conceded just twice. The only top-flight club that has conceded more goals than Sundowns is the Galaxy‚ who have conceded nine goals in their last two matches. The Swallows are on a downward spiral after conceding three goals in two previous games. Sundowns are now 11 points ahead of Royal AM and Soweto Giants‚ with Masandawana having drawn the match 1-1. Sundowns have conceded goals in all of their last three games‚ but they're still in a position to win the Premiership for a fifth successive season. The DStv Premiership returns to action after the Fifa international break. With the Caf Champions League and Nedbank Cup‚ the two clubs are in the finals of their respective competitions. During the break‚ the teams were busy playing in the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederations Cup. There's sure to be plenty of drama during the week.
Goals scored by referee
The match was a nervy affair throughout but the defending DStv Premiership champions showed great character and grit. Sundowns had led twice before the interval and a goal by Bernard Parker before halftime reduced the deficit. But Khama Billiat levelled the scores after an excellent through ball from Keagan Dolly. The match eventually went to penalties‚ and Kennedy Mweene saved four of them‚ and scored one himself. After the interval‚ the Swallows started the better and pushed the visitors back into the match. The first goal came from a set-piece‚ with Safranko dribbling home the rebound from a second corner from Lyle Lakay. The game ended with two goals in the last 20 minutes as Swallows continued to press for an equaliser. After the interval‚ Sundowns brought on three substitutes‚ replacing Erasmus‚ Rivaldo Coetzee‚ Gaston Sirino‚ and Haashim Domingo. After the break‚ the visitors' second goal came five minutes after the substitution of winger Erasmus. With the score at two‚ the Swallows were in a position to move up to 14th place. Their goal difference advantage over the top two sides of the table was less than one point. The 'Big Three' sides in the DStv Premiership played a record number of games in the calendar year. The two-month break for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations forced the league to create a condensed fixture list. Sundowns played a record sixty games in a calendar year‚ a new record. With their large squad‚ Sundowns are a formidable opponent to the top four teams in the league.