Orlando Pirates v Manchester City Vodacom Challenge 2009/10

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Vodacom Challenge played at Peter Mokaba Stadium South Africa

18th July 2009

attendance 26,000

Scorers Thwala(35 pen & 55)

City Taylor, Zabaleta, Ben Haim, Mee, Garrido, Weiss, Ireland, Johnson, Petrov, Bojinov, Bellamy – subs De Jong(70), Vidal(45), Caicedo(70), Benjani(45), Nielsen(unused), McGivern(unused), Wright-Phillips(unused), Barry(unused)
Pirates Josephs, Rooi, Thwala, Makonese, Lekgwathl, Mabalane, Olivier, Kiaku, Manylsa, Chenene, Mthembu subs used Mabena(45), Jali(45), Mongala(45), Kamwendo(45), Chiloane(64)
The first pre-season game of the season was played in South Africa but thousands of City fans flocked to Eastlands for a fun day which saw the launch of the new Umbro home kit and the match was beamed back to a large screen outside the stadium watched by a crowd of 2,800
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Moneybags Manchester City were made to walk the plank by Orlando Pirates as their South African trip started with a defeat.
But, to be fair to manager Mark Hughes, the big-spending Eastlands chief did not even include Carlo Tevez, a £26.5million buy, or £17m Roque Santa Cruz on the subs’ bench.
And although £12m signing Gareth Barry was among the replacements, the England man did not get a run-out alongside Stephen Ireland in midfield.
In an evenly contested first half, the Pirates managed to get the upper hand just four minutes before the break.
Ben Mee fouled Frank Olivier in the area and defender Lucas Thwala converted the penalty, beating City’s new goalkeeper Stuart Taylor.
The Pirates doubled their lead in the 56th minute thanks to substitute Phenyo Mogale’s long-range effort.
Big-spending City will now be looking to bounce back in their next match against the Kaizer Chiefs on Tuesday.
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