After Anderlecht beat Beerschot 4 - 1 away in the early evening Lokeren and Zulte Waregem both needed a win to keep up the pressure on the leaders.
Zulte Waregem managed a win away at AA Gent, their first such victory in three years. Francky Dury substituted Lendric into the match against his old team after half-time and he made the only goal of the match. AA Gent have only won once in nine matches.
Lokeren had a hard time away at Mons. Perbet made his ninth of season, but Persoons (photo) was quick to equalise. Gueye took the visitors 2 - 1 ahead in the closing stages.
At the bottom Cercle go bottom after Waasland-Beveren beat KV Mechelen 1 - 0 away.
Kortrijk thrashed Cercle Brugge 3 - 1.
This Sunday morning Anderlecht top the First Division followed by Zulte Waregem and Lokeren. Kortrijk are fourth, Racing Genk fifth.