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Mamelodi Sundowns now leading by 6 Points

Who has the firepower to stop The Brazilians? Mamelodi Sundowns continued with their impressive dominance in the Absa Premiership when they thumped Bidvest Wits 2-0 at the Loftus Stadium on Saturday evening to move six points clear of second-placed Orlando Pirates.

The victory put the destiny of the League title firmly in their hands in the two-horse race against Pirates who suffered a major setback when they dropped two vital points in their goalless draw with SuperSport United midweek.

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Themba Zwane and Sibusiso Vilakazi ensure that they Downs get all the points as they scored both goals of the match in the first half.

Zwane unleashed a pile-driver for Masandawana in the 15th minute from just outside the box but The Clever Boys shot-stopper Darren Keet was able to save the strike.

In the 20th minute, Zwane got the opener for the hosts with a strike inside the box following a defence-splitting pass from Percy Tau, 1-0.

Vilakazi doubled the lead for the Brazilians in the 35th minute with a clinical strike between the legs of Keet following another pass from Tau, 2-0.

The Tshwane giants held on in the closing minutes of the half to take the 2-0 lead into the dressing room.

Sundowns skipper Hlompho Kekana had a chance to get the third-goal for the hosts 10 minutes into the second stanza with a free-kick from the edge of the box but his strike could not dip in time to find the target.

Thapelo Morena should have made it 3-0 two minutes after the hour for the Brazilians after he was sent through on goal clear one-on-one with Keet but the Clever Boys shot-stopper kept the scoreline respectable.

Sundowns now only need two more victories in their remaining matches to bag the eight league title.

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