- Bidvest Wits reclaimed top spot on the PSL log with a 2-0 win over Cape Town City on Tuesday
- Simon Murray proved to be the hero of the night, scoring both goals in the first half of the match
- Cape Town City looked like a side with a hangover, playing slowly and being shell-shocked for most of the match
Bidvest Wits reclaimed the top spot on the Premier Soccer League (PSL) log with a sensational win over the newly crowned MTN8 champions Cape Town City. Wits put in a convincing performance to win Tuesday’s match at Cape Town Stadium by 2-0.
Simon Murray was the hero of the night scoring both of the goals in the first half of the match. Murray scored from a penalty in the eighth minute before once again breaking through City’s defence in the 45th minute.
Cape Town City looked like a side who were hungover an assessment which was shared by head coach Benni McCarty who admitted his players were to slow on the night and looked tired.
Briefly.co.za gathered that McCarthy tried to mitigate the effect playing in the MTN8 final three days ago had on his players by fielding number of players who did not feature in the final. McCarthy’s gamble on fresh legs did not pay-off as his side looked meek throughout the match.
Citizen.co.za reported that Wits playing style was in stark contrast to that of Cape Town’s. The visiting side looked ready for the challenge of playing in Cape Town.
Murray refused to take credit for his wonderful goals after the match, instead focusing on his teammates and how brilliantly the team had come together.
The Scotsman said the entire team played a role in the win and noted that playing in Cape Town was difficult which forced teams to dig deep and play their best football.
Murray joined Bidvest Wits from Scottish side Hibernian three months ago. Wits coach Gavin Hunt decided to gamble on Murray after his side went two games without finding the back of the net.
The win took Bidvest Wits back to the top of the PSL log, two points clear of Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs.
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