A fortuitous goal in the 84th minute, which crossed the goalline after striking the back of goalkeeper Rowen Fernandez, saw Orlando Pirates beat Bidvest Wits 1-0 in an Absa Premiership match at Orlando Stadium on Saturday night.
It was a quick start to the game with some sloppy defending by Pirates allowing Wits a chance on goal as early as the third minute when a cross from the right was met by Sibusiso Vilakazi, but he saw his header superbly saved by Senzo Meyiwa.
Pirates suffered a bit of a setback on the half hour mark when Thandani Ntshumayelo had to leave the field injured and was replaced by Daine Klate.
Pirates continued to press forward and found the winner six minutes from time in fortuitous fashion.
Siya Sangweni unleashed a 24-yard thunderbolt that struck the right-hand post and then into the back of a diving Fernandez and over the goalline, 1-0.