Anderlecht confirm title ambitions with last-gasp win

In football, Anderlecht retain the lead in the top flight and stay in pole-position for a new league title, after beating eternal rivals Standard 1-2 in Liège. The classic between former champions Standard and defending champions Anderlecht looked set to end in 1-all draw, but the league leaders managed a win in the final minutes of the game.
Anderlecht had reason to celebrate after the match.

Standard-Anderlecht is one of the classics in Belgian football. Despite the pitch in Liège being frozen, the match could go ahead as planned.

Standard took the best start with striker Mémé Tchité converting a penalty, 1-0 after only 9 minutes of play. The Anderlecht defenders had problems with the quick and agile Standard players. 

However, Standard were not able to keep the momentum after the break with Anderlecht, slowly but surely, gaining ground. The visitors from Brussels scored twice in the final 15 minutes to reverse the situation.

First, former Liverpool striker Milan Jovanovic set up the equaliser for Anderlecht defender Roland Juhasz (photo), and one minute from time the Congolese striker Dieumerci Mbokani wrapped it up for Anderlecht beating Standard goalkeeper Sinan Bolat in a one-to-one situation.

Anderlecht are the big favourites to claim the league title in the season-ending play-offs with the six best clubs of the season, as they are almost unbeatable in summit matches against the top-6.