Kortrijk may have been quietly tipped for a point in some quarters, however Anderlecht simply outclassed their opponents in a manner woefully inadequately reflected in the scoreline.
There was a bright start to the game as Jonathan Legear’s cross was just diverted away from De Sutter by Ciman. The Belgian winger who has turned his life around after a car crash was stepping into the shoes of Mbark Boussoufa, who many consider to be the standout player in the Belgian league.
The goal that the home side’s play deserved came on 13 minutes via a long ball towards Juhasz Roland who headed it via the post beyond the keeper Verbauwhede. This match featured some excellent interplay between front three and it really was a joy to watch.
One move saw Legear square it to young sensation Romelu Lukaku but his attempt was saved by the keeper. Everything was going through Legear and he hit the side net with a decent attempt. Furthermore, Jelle van Damme and Lukaku had chances before the break but it remained 1-0 at the end of regulation time