MICHAEL ADUBATO - Monday, November 1, 2010
After struggling to overcome third division opposition in the Belgian Cup in midweek, Anderlecht put together a championship display by beating league leaders Racing Genk on the road by a 2-1 scoreline.
American midfielder Sacha Kljestan started the game for Les Mauves and showed coach Ariel Jacobs that he deserved to be in the starting line-up when he fired the ball into the back of the home team's net after just nine minutes. The lead lasted until the 23rd minute when Thomas Buffel scored his first goal of the season for Genk.
Romelu Lukaku, who is on the wish list of several of England's top teams come January, hit the game winner eight minutes after the re-start to secure all the points.
With the victory and Standard Liege only managing a draw against Club Brugge, Anderlecht not only holds onto second place but have also cut the lead at the top of the table down to just a pair of points.
Next up for Kljestan and his team will be the away leg of their Europa League clash with AEK Athens. The Belgians beat the Greeks 3-0 at home last time out and will be hoping for a similar result.