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Wits continue unbeaten run in 2018



Bidvest Wits denied Kaizer Chiefs the full three points in the Absa Premiership when they drew 1-1 at the Bidvest Stadium on Saturday evening.

A fine header from Lehlohonolo Majoro ensured the reigning league champions secured a point as they sit at number 13 with 22 points from 20 games.

On the other end, Ryan Moon’s powerful header handed Amakhosi the lead, but it was not enough for them to claim a win.

The opening 10 minutes saw the hosts enjoying an advantage regarding ball possession, but they could not cause troubles for Itumeleng Khune.

Wits continued to dominate in the heart of the park and Edwin Gyimah saw his long-range effort swallowed by Khune in the 25th minute.

After the half-hour mark, Kgotso Moleko also attempted to beat Darren Keet from range, only to see his well-drilled effort sailing wide.

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Wits continued to pile pressure on Amakhosi, but it was Moon who broke the deadlock in the 40th minute, against the run of play, as he superbly headed Siphiwe Tshabalala’s fine cross from the left wing.

Steve Komphela’s men went to the tunnel leading 1-0.

Five minutes into the second half, James Keene missed a glorious opportunity to level matters when he beat Erick Mathoho in the box, but his effort went inches wide with Khune beaten.

However, in the 54th minute Majoro equalised when he converted Sifiso Hlanti’s cross from the left flank to beat Khune on his near post.

Siphelele Ntshangase and Leonardo Castro’s introduction boosted the visitors into the final third, yet they could not beat the hosts’ defence.

It was an end-to-end affair in the dying minutes of the match, but neither side could score as they walked away with a point apiece.

For Chiefs, the draw leaves them sitting at No 3 with 31 points from 20 matches as they remain in the title chase.

Kaizer Chiefs: (1) 1 (Moon 40’)

Teams:

Bidvest Wits: Keet, Hlanti, Khumalo, Mkhwanazi, Hlatswhayo, Claasen, Keene (Rodgers 86’), Myeni, Gyimah, Majoro (Mhango 66’), Weidlich (Monare 39’)

Kaizer Chiefs: Khune, Moleko (Jayiya 71’), Cardoso, Katsande, Maluleka, Mathoho, Ngezana, Tshabalala, Paez (Ntshangase 52’), Moon, Zulu (Castro 63’)



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