Anderlecht failed to find their best football and Westerlo, under their new head coach Jacky Mathijssen, played well-organised. Anderlecht managed to wipe out a surprise lead for Westerlo (after Michael Heylen (photo) had stunned the Brussels club with a header), but Westerlo scored late in the game to take it 1-2 anyway.
To make things even more painful, the Westerlo hero Michael Heylen is... on loan from Anderlecht. He even received a round of applause from the Anderlecht crowd. Anderlecht continue to have a major problem in defence, the game showed.
In other action late on Sunday, KRC Genk were thrashed by KV Kortrijk 4-1. Leaders Zulte Waregem have 19 points from 8 games, while Anderlecht, Standard, AA Gent and Charleroi all have 15 points. KV Kortrijk are 6th with 14 points.