Second half goals seal it for Standard

Standard de Liège enjoyed a 2-0 win away at Waasland-Beveren on Sunday afternoon. Despite the two second half goals, the match was anything but something to write home about. Before the match both teams were level on points in 12th place in the First Division table. A recent run of poor form had seen Standard take just 2 points from their previous 5 games and the pressure was on their Israeli Coach Guy Luzon.

The first half was all but devoid of chance with neither Standard nor Waasland-Beveren producing much in the way of goalmouth action.
Baldé (on loan to Waasland-Beveren from Celtic) and Standard’s Ciman produced just about the only moments of excitement in a dull first half.

A beauty from Mpoku

The second half saw Standard go on the offensive. Ciman’s header hit the post early on. Beveren failed to heed the warning and Teixeira headed home on 52 to make it 1-0 to the visitors.

Waasland-Beveren were unable to come back and it was over and out for the East Flemings when a beautifully taken Mpoku free-kick went over the wall land past the Waasland-Beveren keeper Colin Coosemans to make it 2-0 to Standard.

The result sees Standard climb up to 7th place with 11 points from 8 games. Waasland-Beveren are 13th with 8 points.