Anderlecht posted a 5-0 win away at RAEC Mons in Hainaut province, in Wallonia. In-form Congolese striker Dieumerci Mbokani scored 3 times. "This was a tough challenge after our European match in Malaga this week, but we played well. We have the momentum", Anderlecht coach John Van den Brom told reporters. Mons coach Enzo Scifo had high expectations before the match, but could only see how his players, dubbed the Dragons, were dominated by the Brussels visitors. "This was our worst match of the season", Scifo said.
Zulte Waregem confirm second place
Zulte Waregem strengthen second place after winning the West-Flemish derby away at Kortrijk, 1-2. Kortrijk built a strong home reputation this season, Zulte Waregem are only the first top-6 team to beat "KVK" at home this season.
AA Gent: from bad to worse
Meanwhile, it's from bad to worse for AA Gent. The East-Flemings were in the top-6 at the start of the season, but now are now facing a battle to avoid relegation after picking up only 2 points from 6 matches.
It was AA Gent midfielder Christophe Lepoint, now playing for Waasland-Beveren on loan, who put the visitors ahead.
To make matters worse, Ghent Captain Ilombe "Petit Pelé" Mboyo had a clumsy penalty miss for AA Gent (photo). He was booed by the Ghent fans and reacted by cynically clapping his hands. The Ghent fans were furious, Mboyo can expect a punishment. Waasland-Beveren, who are battling relegation, took it 0-2 after converting a penalty in the second half.
In other action, revelations Lokeren suffered a surprise defeat at Mechelen (2-1), while bottom-of-the-table Cercle Brugge were held to a draw by OH Leuven (1-1).