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Kaizer Chief 3-0 Cape Town City

Premiership leaders showed their class by thoroughly out-playing Cape Town City in a 3-0 demolition at the FNB Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The result restores their nine-point lead at the top of the Premiership standings, although second place Mamelodi Sundowns do have a game in hand, which they play against Orlando Pirates on Wednesday.

Amakhosi are in the midst of celebrating their 50th anniversary, which was officially marked during their 3-0 win over Highlands Park in mid-week, but the celebrations have continued into the weekend thanks to another dominating performance.

Chiefs welcomed star striker Samir Nurkovic back into the lineup after he served a suspension to add more impetus to an already imposing attack.

However, it would be towering striker Leandro Castro who would hand them the lead in the 11th minute after a strong start to the match.

The tall forward rose above the defense to get on the end of a Kearyn Baccus cross and gave the City keeper no chance.

The visitors bounced back well though and their best period of the game came after the first goal, with Kermit Erasmus coming within inches of leveling the score with a 20-meter strike but sent it just wide.

Daniel Akpeyi then showed why he is Chiefs number 1 ahead of Itumeleng Khune with a sharp save to deny Surprise Ralani late in the first half.

The hosts used the half time break to rally and once again took control of the match in the beginning of the second half.

Nurkovic welcomed himself back into the starting lineup but nipping in front of the defense to guide home a Dumsani Zuma cross to make it 2-0 in the 64th minute.

Eric Mathoho was dominant in the air all game and punctuated the point with a headed goal to put the result beyond doubt in the 67th minute.

The shell-shocked Citizens were once again able to pick themselves up and created a few chances towards the end of the game, but they offered far too little throughout the 90 minutes to ever really pose a threat to Chiefs.