Orlando Pirates moved three points clear at the top of the PSL standings after a 2-1 win over SuperSport United at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday night
The clash was evenly contested early on as the play was focused in the middle of the pitch and both sides battled for supremacy.
Matsatsantsa found their feet as the first half wore on and dominated possession for extended periods, while threatening from set-pieces.
Franklin Cale tested Bucs goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs from range on one occasion and provided dangerous corner-kicks as United stamped their authority on the game.
However, it was the defending PSL champions who broke the deadlock against the run of play in the 29th minute.
Tlou Segolela gained possession on the right and sent in a cross towards Tokelo Rantie, who took a touch at the far post before smashing it past United glovemena Rowen Fernandez from close range.
SuperSport again took control after the break and enjoyed much of the ball before finally finding the equaliser rather fortuitously.
Sameehg Doutie swung in a free-kick from the left wing and found the top corner of Josephs’ goal to make it 1-1 in the 61st minute.
United were then reduced to 10 men 13 minutes later when Edwin Gyimah lashed out at Andile Jali and was shown a straight red card.
The game looked set to play out to a draw with time running out, but Bucs captain Lucky Lekgwathi had a crack from long range in the last few moments of added time and found the bottom corner of Rowen Fernandez’s net to steal the three points at the death.