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Downs consolidate PSL lead

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Brazilians stretch their lead to five points.

Mamelodi Sundowns. Photo: PSL

A solitary goal from Percy Tau helped Mamelodi Sundowns to a 1-0 win over Maritzburg United in the Absa Premiership on Wednesday night at Loftus Versfeld Stadium.

The hard-fought victory increases the Brazilians lead atop the log standings to five points.

The Team of Choice fall to ninth as their winning run in South Africa’s top-flight comes to an end in the country’s capital.

Meanwhile, Siphelele Mthembu scored the only goal of the game as Free State Stars claimed a 1-0 Absa Premiership win over SuperSport United at Goble Park in Bethlehem also on Wednesday evening.

Patrick Phungwayo received his marching orders midway through the second half, but Ea Lla Koto held on to move up to sixth place on the log standings.

Matsatsantsa remain in 11th spot as their winless run grows to three matches.

Match Summaries

Mamelodi Sundowns 1-0 Maritzburg Utd

Percy Tau (64)

Free State Stars 1-0 SuperSport United

Siphelele Mthembu (25)