Cape Town City put up a spirited display with a man down, to earn a 1-0 victory over Orlando Pirates in an Absa Premiership clash at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
It was CT City’s third win in four matches since the resumption of football while struggling Pirates extend their winless run in the league to six matches.
‘The Citizens’ were dealt a major blow as they were reduced to ten men in the 32nd minute after former Pirates midfielder Mpho Makola picked up his second yellow card and subsequently shown a red card, his second of the season.
Despite being one man down, City took the lead on the stroke of half time through Kermit Erasmus, who has now netted 12 goals in the league.
Pirates showed hunger in search of the equaliser, dominated proceedings in the second half and created chance after chance, but failed to convert with City goalkeeper Peter Leeuwenburgh pulling off some good saves.
The Cape-based side move up from eighth place to seventh on the latest log standings while Pirates remain fifth after 27 matches.
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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi