Genk wins Limburg derby

Racing Genk took all three points from the Limburg derby on Friday evening. However, it cost the champions’ blood, sweat and tears to beat the bottom club in the table. Sint-Truiden has won just twice this season and a win away at bitter rivals Racing Genk would have been great pick-me-up.

Although Racing Genk had the lion’s share of possession, it was Sint-Truiden that took the lead on the counter-attack trough Ngwawa on the half hour.

The second half started disastrously for Sint-Truiden when Sascha Kotysch was given a red card from bringing down Camus inside the box just 7 minutes in. Barda made it 1-1 from the resulting penalty on 54 minutes with substitute Benteke putting Genk 2-1 up on 56 minutes.

Ten-man Sint-Truiden was no longer in a position to create much in the way of chances and Genk could have widened the score, but for some poor finishing.

The 2-1 score sees Racing Genk move up to 5th place in the table with 34 points from 21 games. However, this could change if Cercle Brugge and Standard de Liège win their respective games this weekend.

Sint-Truiden remains bottom with 13 points from 21 games.