DStv Premiership match report SuperSport United v Royal AM 27 February 20221

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Royal AM moved into second spot on the DStv Premiership standings with a 2-0 victory over SuperSport United at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday.

Royal AM coach John Maduka made just one change with Siphesihle Msomi being replaced by Given Mashikinya while SuperSport remained unchanged.

Iqraam Rayners worked himself into a pocket of space on the edge of the box and unleashed a fierce effort which Royal AM goalkeeper Hugo Nyame got down well to save.

Royal AM took the lead in the ninth minute when Zukile Mkhize played the ball to Mxolisi Macuphu on the right-hand side of the box and he finished clinically into the bottom right corner.

Just a minute later SuperSport had the ideal opportunity to level matters after Lesego Manganyi fouled in the area. Jamie Webber stepped up and fired the spot-kick towards the bottom right corner but Nyame saved it.

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In the 21st minute, creative midfielder Webber played a superb through ball to release Ghampani Lungu, who fired wide when he should have at least hit the target.

Soon after, Royal AM suffered a blow when Lesego Manganyi had to be replaced by Sikhethele Wandile Mabuza because of an injury.

Matsatsantsa defender Luke Fleurs then sent a long ball forward from the back, which was cleared out for a corner. Webber delivered the corner to the back post and he had a second attempt when it came back out to him and this time it was on target, forcing Nyame to hurriedly tip it over the bar.

Five minutes before the interval, Rayners had a great chance to level matters but his curler went just wide of the far post.

Aubrey Ngoma was introduced by SuperSport coach Kaitano Tembo and almost made the perfect impact when Rayners delivered an excellent cross as Ngoma's diving header went wide.

With a quarter of an hour to go, SuperSport were their own worst enemy as Guily Manziba gave away a penalty and Bafana Bafana striker Victor Letsoalo made no mistake from the spot to double Thwihli Thwahla's lead.

There would be no further clear cut chances as Maduka's side came away with a crucial victory.

Confirmed line-ups:

SuperSport: Williams, Philipps, Fleurs, Ditlhokwe, Bhasera, Webber, Donn, Waiswa, Lungu, Rayners, Gabuza.

Subs: Pule, Nhlapo, Ngobeni, Johannes, Raebotja, Ngoma, Manziba, Maziko.

Royal AM: Nyame, Mkhize, Matlaba, Nascimento, Manganyi, Mashikinya, Potsane, Phalane, Macuphu, Letsoalo, Mahlasela.

Subs: Mpoto, Masuku, Thikazi, Pelembe, Msomi, Monamodi, Mabena, Mabuza, Ncobeni.