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CLEVER BOYS STUMBLE AT HOME TO CITY

Bidvest Wits stumbled to a 3-2 defeat at home to Cape Town City at the Bidvest Stadium.

Bidvest Wits had the opportunity to retain top spot on the Absa Premiership log but were unable to capitalize on a 2-goal lead in the first half as Cape Town City managed to come from behind to win 3-2.

Buhlebuyeza Mkhwanazi, Elias Pelembe and Lehlohonolo Majoro made their way back into the starting lineup for Gavin Hunt in this match – Majoro and Pelembe proved to be a valuable part of the Wits attack in the first half.

Captain, Thulani Hlatshwayovpowered in a header at the far post after Granwald Scott crossed the ball into the penalty area from the left-hand side.

The hosts got the upper hand two minutes before the break as Gift Motupa converted a penalty to double the lead after Majoro was brought down inside the box. Motupa now has 8 league goals to his name.

Two minutes into the second half, Erasmus pulled a goal back for City, firing past Keet from close range.

Surprise Ralani levelled matters in the 53rdminute, although it remains debatable whether or not the ball had crossed the line.

Riyaad Norodien dramatically gave Benni McCarthy’s men the lead in the 68th minute with a free-kick that sailed into the top corner.

The Clever Boys threw everything forward in search of an equaliser in the latter stages of the half, the pressure eventually became telling but Wits had two legitimate penalty claims rejected by the referee.