SuperSport end Cape Town City's PSL title hopes
SuperSport United ran out 4-2 winners over Cape Town City at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Tuesday to all but end the Cape side's Absa Premiership title challenge.
Goals from Thabo Mnyamane, Clayton Daniels, Jeremy Brockie and Thuso Phala secured the result for Matsatsantsa, who move up to fourth place, four points behind City.
Lehlohonolo Majoro and Lebogang Manyama netted for the visitors, who remain five points behind leaders Bidvest Wits with two matches remaining.
City took the lead in the easiest fashion when Onismor Bhasera's poor backpass put goalkeeper Ronwen Williams under unnecessary pressure, resulting in Clayton Daniels' clearance being intercepted by Roland Putsche. The Austrian's header down was volleyed in by an unmarked Majoro from close range.
Mnyamane pulled SuperSport level on the half-hour mark with a somewhat fortuitous strike after being played through beautifully by Phala.
The ball bounced up inadvertently against the attacker's hand before he scored past Shu-Aib Walters but the goal stood and it was 1-1.
Eric Tinker's side took the lead again after an hour played when Majoro was fouled by Daniels in the area and Manyama sent his spot-kick down the middle past Williams, but SuperSport equalised again when Mnyamane's direct free-kick was only parried by Walters and Daniels swept home on the rebound.
Phala then found himself at the centre of another SuperSport goal in the 75th minute when his through-ball put Aubrey Modiba in behind the City defence before he squared to Brockie for a simple tap-in.
Phala put the cherry on top with a deserved goal in stoppage time, finishing off a swift move after being teed up by youngster Tebogo Mokoena.