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Orlando Pirates v Swallows: Dramatic Soweto derby ends in stalemate

The first edition of the original Soweto derby since 2014 between Orlando Pirates and Swallows FC at the Orlando Stadium has ended in a draw.

AS IT HAPPENED | ORLANDO PIRATES V SWALLOWS FC

In wet and muddy conditions on Sunday, the Buccaneers and Birds were deadlocked at 0-0 at half-time.

Pirates were denied a blatant penalty in the 69th minute, but took a well-deserved lead in the 85th minute through a tremendous strike by midfielder Ben Motshwari.

However, Swallows were not to be denied and deep into extra-time they netted the equaliser through Kamohelo Mahlatsi.

Pirates stayed sixth in the log after the draw, while Swallows remained in second place.

Meanwhile, in the only other DStv Premiership match on Sunday, Bloemfontein Celtic and AmaZulu played out to a 1-1 stalemate as well.

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TEAM LINE-UPS:

Orlando Pirates

Sandilands, Hlatshwayo, Nyauza, Jooste, Mako, Motshwari, Monare, Makaringe, Hotto, Lorch, Dzvukamanja

Substitutes: Mpontshane, Mundele, Mntambo, Muwowo, Maela, Zungu, Sam, Ndlovu, Mhango

Swallows

Vries, Mere, Letlabika, Ngcobo, Matlaba, Mokoena, Thibedi, Mthethwa, Basadien, Gamildien, Sekgota

Substitutes: Ngobeni, Senwamadi, Seabi, Hlanti, Malinga, Nyatama, Mhlongo, Sait, Mahlatsi

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