5 STATS from Pirates v Sundowns

September 25, 2021

Sundowns continued their relentless start to reclaiming the league title when they dispatched Orlando Pirates 2-0 at Orlando Stadium. Goals from Peter Shalulile were enough to get them over the line and back to the top of the PSL table. Below are 5 stats from that result…

14 – This was Sundowns’ 14th win away at Orlando Pirates in the league. No other side has won more than six times away to the Buccaneers. Other teams to win at Pirates are:

  • 6 – Wits, Supersport, Kaizer Chiefs
  • 4 – Moroka Swallows, Jomo Cosmos

5 – This is the first time in their PSL history that Sundowns have opened a league season with five successive clean sheets. They are only the 3r PSL side to keep 5+ clean sheets at the start of a top-flight season

  • 10 – Wits 2003/4 (under Roger de Sa)
  • 9 – Pirates 2009/10 (under Ruud Krol)
  • 5 – Sundowns 2021/22 (under Mngqithi & co.)

22 – Orlando Pirates have now lost 22 league matches against Sundowns, more than they have against any other opponent in PSL history (22).

  • 22 – Sundowns
  • 17 Supersport
  • 16 – Wits
  • 14 – Chiefs

8 – Going back to the end of last season, Sundowns have now kept eight consecutive league clean sheets, a new club record for them in the PSL era. This is a Downs record, not a league record.

4 – Pirates have now lost 4 matches to Sundowns this year, by an aggregate score of 10-1. The last time they lost so many matches to Sundowns in the same year was 2007, but an aggregate score 7-3.