However, Cyriac’s shot was deflected and ended up just wide of Werner’s goal.
New-boy Gakpé also looked threatening on the left flank. Mons’ first chance came after half an hour.
Leading-scorer Perbet shot a Monteyne cross just over the Standard goal.
Standard took the lead a couple of minutes later. Cyriac beat Dia and then Monteyne before shooting the home side into the lead.
Cyriac’s partner up-front Batshuayi (photo) wanted to prove that he too could bring home the bacon and that’s just what he did when he put Standard two-up just 2 minutes later.
With Standard 2-0 up at half time the second half seemed to be nothing more than a formality.
Standard had the game in hand and almost went 3-0 up through Batshuayi.
However, the goal fell at the other end when the leading-scorer Perbet (photo) pulled one back for Mons.
Tim Matthys almost put Mons level a couple of minutes later. However, his shot went just wide.
The 2-1 final score sees Standard move up to 4th place with 38 points from 22 games. RAEC Mons is 10th with 28 points.