MICHAEL ADUBATO - Monday, November 21, 2011
Sacha Kljestan and Anderlecht continue to rack up the points as they reclaimed the top spot, while Devann Yao sat out Boussu-Dour's contest due to injury in weekend Belgian action.
Anderlecht 3 - 1 St Truiden
Les Mauves' defender Marcin Wasilewski struck early up in Brussels to give his team the early lead after 14 minutes. Things only got better as Matias Suarez struck twice before St. Trond got a late consolation goal.
American midfielder Sacha Kljestan retained his spot in the center of the field and put in a full 90 minute shift in the victory.
The Polish international scored from the top left side of the D, beating goalkeeper Davino Verhulst to the far post and past the Canaries wall that looked out of place.
Suarez was gifted his first goal of the night with an easy tap-in from six yards out after being set up by a Guillaume Gillet
short pass from the right side of the box. The play however was engineered by Milan Jovanovic who found himself with the ball just 20 yards from goal with three defenders bearing down on him. The Serb spotted his Belgian team mate's run which ended in the 41st minute goal.
The Argentine scored again off a header from roughly the same distance after getting in front of his defender Alessandro Iandoli and re-directing Safari's chip coming in from the left for the goal three minutes before the hour mark.
St. Truiden managed to get one back however to ruin Silvio Proto's clean sheet when Gregory Dufer hit his fourth of the season a few minutes before the final whistle.
Next up for Anderlecht will be a road game against Zulte Waregem before heading to Athens in Europa League action.
Devan Yao missed out due to injury as Antwerp beat Boussu-Dour on their home turf by a 2-0 scoreline. Yao is expected to begin training today and should be ready for next week's trip to Dender.
Tristan Bowen came in after 64 minutes as Roeselare lost to Waasland-Beveren.