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Belgian First Division wrap: Anderlecht leave it late

23 October 2011 23:27

Anderlecht moved four points clear at the top of the Belgian First Division on Sunday after staging a late comeback to beat Westerlo 2-1.

Hosts Westerlo led courtesy of Steven De Petter's goal in the 32nd minute at the Het Kuipje Stadium.

Inside the relegation zone and just two points off the foot of the table, Westerlo appeared set to record an unlikely victory, as they held the lead going into the last 10 minutes of the match.

But the league-leading visitors demonstrated their class in the closing exchanges, with Hungary defender Roland Juhasz levelling in the 81st minute.

Not content with salvaging a draw, Anderlecht claimed all three points when Guillaume Gillet netted the winner with two minutes remaining.

Their late victory was made all the sweeter when rivals Club Brugge went down 2-1 away to Kortrijk.

All the action came in the final 11 minutes at the Guldensporenstadion.

A long stalemate ended when Kristof Van Hout's own-goal handed visitors Brugge the lead.

Like Anderlecht, Kortrijk performed their own escape act, with Argentine forward Pablo Chavarria levelling in the 84th minute.

And three minutes later, midfielder Peter Czvitkovics was on hand to bag the winning goal.

Defeat leaves Brugge third, level on points with second-placed Gent and now four back from Anderlecht.

Finally, Standard Liege defeated Zulte-Waregem 1-0 thanks to a 34th-minute goal from Ivorian midfielder Gohi Bi Zoro Cyriac.

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