Mamelodi Sundowns Seven wins in a row

A goal from Teko Modise gave Mamelodi Sundowns its seventh consecutive win, beating Kaizer Chiefs 1-0.

Kaizer Chiefs lost 1-0 to Mamelodi Sundowns at the FNB Stadium on Saturday 5 April 2014. Picture:

JOHANNESBURG - Mamelodi Sundowns made it seven wins in a row, as they beat Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 at the FNB Stadium to blow the title race wide open.

A goal from Teko Modise in the second half saw the Brazilians to victory in a game Chiefs would feel they did not deserve to lose.

The Amakhosi had a handful of chances in the first half that could have put the game beyond the reach of the Pretoria outfit.

Long range efforts from Simphiwe Tshabalala and Williard Katsande along with three efforts from Kingston Nkhatha should have led Chiefs to victory, but woeful finishing cost the side.

Something coach Stuart Baxter has pointed out.

"The two games we have played against Sundowns show you that goals win you games. The boys worked hard and knocked Sundowns out of their rhythm but we didn't take our chances."

The victory for Sundowns sees them draw level with Chiefs on the table with 52 points.

Baxter men however do have a game in hand.

And despite them having clawed the gap against Chiefs, Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has refused to get carried away with the result.

"Kaizer Chiefs is a very strong team. If I was in that position I'd be happier and better than being in the position of Sundowns because it's only three points. It doesn't mean anything. It's a long way. I'd rather be on the other side than were I am. I'm chasing"

Both sides will be in midweek action on Wednesday.

Kaizer Chiefs will host Mpumalanga Black Aces at the FNB Stadium.

Meanwhile, Sundowns will be looking to make it eight wins in a row when they take on Bloemfontein Celtics.