SuperSport United came from behind to defeat title-holders Kaizer Chiefs 3-1 on Saturday and maintain their perfect start to the South African Premiership season.
After Bernard Parker converted a penalty, United stormed back in the second half at Atteridgeville outside Pretoria through goals from Enocent Mkhabela, Bennett Chenene and Bradley Grobler.
It was the third consecutive win for a club bankrolled by a Johannesburg-based pay TV sports channel since starting the season under new coach Cavin Johnson.
And the result confirmed a modest beginning for Soweto outfit Chiefs with the defeat coming after a narrow win over promoted Black Aces and a draw against Moroka Swallows.
SuperSport top the richest national football league in Africa with a $975,000 (740,000 euros) first prize by two points from fellow Pretoria club Mamelodi Sundowns and Swallows.
Sundowns won 1-0 at Golden Arrows through a goal from Togo midfielder Dove Wome while an Edward Mnqele hat-trick lifted Swallows to a 3-2 home win over Aces in Soweto on Friday.
Platinum Stars have five points after a 2-1 win over visiting Polokwane City to lie fourth, and Wits University, Chiefs and Maritzburg United are next with four points each.
SuperSport, winners of three league titles and the Cup in the past six seasons, played second fiddle to Chiefs in the first half and Parker sent Ronwen Williams the wrong way from a spot-kick.
But a glorious equaliser from new signing Mkhabela, whose fierce drive gave goalkeeper and captain Itumeleng Khune no chance, turned the tide.
Chenene, another close-season newcomer, scored with an angled shot after Khune could not hold a close-range effort and Grobler sent the goalkeeper the wrong way from the penalty spot.
Former Platinum boss Johnson could not conceal his delight after leaving two stars, midfielder George Maluleka and Senegalese striker Mame Niang, out of the starting line-up.
"People felt the only way we could play was high crosses to Mame -- now they know differently. We won this game by keeping the ball mainly on the ground."
England-born Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter said: "We passed the baton to SuperSport after the break and 20 minutes of madness cost us the game."
Big spenders Sundowns, record five-time winners of the Premiership, thrilled coach Pitso Mosimane with their fighting spirit as they won via a goal just before the hour mark.
As the ball ran loose just inside the box, Wome unleashed a hard, perfectly-placed shot that eluded young Arrows goalkeeper and man-of-the-match Siya Mngoma in Durban.
Wome was among many additions to a squad that fared poorly last season -- the others include Zimbabwe strikers Khama Billiat and Cuthbert Malajila and Zambia goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene.
Siphelele Mthembu celebrated his call-up to the South Africa squad for a September 10 friendly with Zimbabwe by putting 2013 runners-up Platinum ahead in mining town Rustenburg.
Midfielder Robert Nga'mbi added a second 10 minutes into the second half before a fellow Malawian, striker Esau Kanyenda, grabbed a late consolation goal.
Goal-shy Pretoria University collected a first point this season by forcing a 0-0 draw at Maritzburg in a match controlled by the home team.