Despite their victory, Anderlecht failed to put in anything like a convincing performance. Anderlecht’s opening goal on 6 minutes was something of a gift.
Maric slipped up allowing Anderlecht Cyriac to stand alone in front of Copa. Cyriac made no mistake and scored his 3rd goal in a week.
Despite being in the lead, Anderlecht lacked inspiration and the team as a mere shadow of the one that made light work of seeing of Club Brugge last Sunday. A defensive error allowed Lokeren’s Dutra to head home an equaliser. Lokeren took command.
After the equaliser, Lokeren took command. It was only an alert Anderlecht keeper Proto that prevented Lokeren from taking the lead.
The half ended all square. The winning goal came on 67 minutes when Anderlecht’s Mitrovic caught the Lokeren defence on the hop after a good pass by Vanden Borre. However, Proto was on hand to deny the East Flemings.
Lokeren will feel rightly aggrieved at not having been given a penalty after Anderlecht’s Kouyaté handled the ball inside the box. The match ended 2-1 in Anderlecht’s favour.