Thomas Buffel's two goals secured a win that was badly needed. Racing Genk are now in 6th position in the league on equal points with Mons that are 5th.
Cercle Brugge continue a spectacular season with a 2 - 0 win against newcomers OH Leuven. Cercle has the same number of points as city rivals Club Brugge that play a West Flemish derby against Kortrijk at 6 PM on Sunday.
Sint-Truiden travelled to Lierse for their first win of the season beating Franky Van de Elst's squad 2 - 0.
KV Mechelen were away at Beershot and seemed on track for victory. Mechelen went 2 - 0 ahead, but lost their lead thanks to two own goals.
On Sunday afternoon Anderlecht beat Westerlo away 2 – 1. Anderlecht stay in first place.