AA Gent who are ranked third in the league lost at home to Sint-Truiden on Saturday night. Two weeks after their giant-slaying match away against Anderlecht Sint-Truiden were again in top condition.
Already in the first half AA Gent let down the home crowd that didn't hesitate to show its anger.
Chimedza took the visitors into the lead in the second half thanks to a header. The Buffaloes now assaulted the Sint-Truiden goalmouth, but all to little avail.
Gent that started the season so well seem to have lost their bearings in the New Year. They have only managed to land three points from their last five matches. Zulte Waregem are now breathing down their neck.
Sint-Truiden is in the ascendant and a firm candidate for the play-offs.
KV Kortrijk 3 Cercle Brugge 1
Kortrijk beat Cercle Brugge 3 - 1. Kortrijk got off to a slow start. Cercle got a few early chances but failed to turn these into goals.
It was Benteke who first went on the attack for the home eleven and scored the first goal. Also in the second half Kortrijk remained in control with goals from De Beule and Messoudi.
Evens saved Cercle from total humiliation.
The win takes Kortrijk over Standard de Liège in the rankings to fourth place. Cercle have fallen back to 12th place.
Zulte Waregen 1 Roeselare 1
Zulte Waregem drew at home against Roeselare. Roelandts was first to score for the home team, but Dissa was quick to equalise for Roeselare.
After half time Zulte Waregem failed to pose a danger for Roeselare. The visitors got the best chances, but failed to put any more goals on the score board.
Westerlo 4 Charleroi 0
Westerlo put down an excellent performance against Charleroi dismissing the Walloon team 4 - 0 at home. Westerlo dominated from the start. Despite a series of chances Westerlo failed to score.
This was very different in the second half when Westerlo decimated Charleroi in ten minutes with goals from Iakovenko and Petter. New young players were substituted into the match and both Molenberghs and Van Asten scored.
Anderlecht and Club Brugge that play at 4 PM on Sunday remain first and second in the league.