Mamelodi Sundowns demolished log-leaders Baroka FC 4-0 to go top of the standings in the Absa Premiership table, Lucas Moripe Stadium.
Mamelodi Sundowns 4:0 Baroka FC
The victory takes the Brazilians to the top of the league standings with the superior goal difference, while Bakgaga ba ga Mphahlele slip down to second spot on goal difference.
Motjeka Madisha opened the scoring from the spot-kick after after Sibusiso Vilakazi was fouled by Ali Banda in the Baroka box two minutes into the game.
Sundowns looked dangerous every time they pushed forward in search of another goal with Khama Billiat, Themba Zwane, Percy Tau and Vilakazi on fire for the Brazilians.
The host found the second of the night in the 27th minute when Themba Zwane finished off Khama Billiat’s cross to make it 2-0 to Sundowns, with Baroka chasing shadows.
Percy Tau joined the party early in the second half when he connected well with Billiat to fire past Bakgaga goalkeeper Virgil Vries to make it 3-0 to for the hosts.
Tau completed the 4-0 demolition of Baroka in 71st minute with a close range finish past the former Maritzburg United shot-stopper Vries to earn himself a second brace of the season.
The victory takes Mamelodi Sundowns FC to the top having played three games less due to the CAF Champions League commitments.
Cape Town City FC squandered the chance to climb top as they were thrashed 4-2 by Maritzburg United in Durban last night.
Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United played out to the goalless draw (0-0) at Orlando Stadium last night to maintain their third spot.
Onyango, Langerman, Soumahoro (Arendse 39′), Morena, Madisha, Billiat (Zakri 81′) Kekana, Mabunda, Vilakazi (Lebese 67′) Zwane, Tau.
Vries, Shaku, Masenamela, Chawapihwa (Ntshangase 68′), Banda, Mosele (Kgaswane 54′), Kgoetyane, Macha (Matloga 36′), Madubanya, Mdantsane, Ngalande.