Kaizer Chiefs continued their league dominance over Orlando Pirates with a late own goal by substitute defender Olisa Ndah in the 88th minute to settle the match.
Chiefs remain fifth on the DStv Premiership standings but joint third-placed Pirates are on 31 points from 21 games. Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane made only one change from the team that was stunned 3-2 by Arrows last week with Edmilson Dove coming on for Austin Dube in the defence.
Pirates coach José Riveiro did not tinker much with the team that beat Maritzburg United last week with only two changes that saw Nkosinathi Sibisi and Vincent Pule coming in for Bandile Shandu and Deon Hotto respectively.
One of the major talking points before the start of the match was the decision by Zwane to include exciting teenager Mduduzi Shabalala in the starting line-up for his first Soweto derby.
Shabalala did not set the soccer city alight or was not consumed by the occasion during his shift in the hotly-contested battle of the midfield.
Pirates captain Innocent Maela was red carded for bringing down Christian Saile on the hour-mark, leading to an own goal by Ndah.