Anderlecht defeated Dender tonight in the league. The game ended on 1-0. The only goal of the game was scored in the first half by Thomas Chatelle on penalty after a hands ball in the box.
Van Damme and Wasilewksi were suspended. Deschacht, Frutos and Legear were injured. This meant that Jacobs had to change his team on several positions. Though the game started at a rather high pace. The first chance was for Juhasz and a bit later Boussoufa missed an open chance.
In the 23rd minute, referee Pots game a penalty kick for a hands ball in the box. Chatelle scored and 1-0 was also the score at half time.
In the second half, Anderlecht kept pressure on Dender, preventing them to create chances. Several players, but especially Vlcek had a few good chances to double the lead. In the end, the score remained 1-0. A modest result, but following Bruges and Standard drawing level in their respective matches, Anderlecht peg back the deficit to 11 points.
Goal: 23' Thomas Chatelle 1-0 (pen)
Anderlecht: Daniel Zitka, Guillaume Gillet, Roland Juhasz, Nicolas Pareja, Lucas Biglia, Mbark Boussoufa, Thomas Chatelle (79' Mbo Mpenza), Bart Goor, Jan Polak, Serhat Akin (89' Mark De Man), Stanislav Vlcek
Dender: Dieter Malfait, Steven De Petter, Younous Oumouri, Steve Barbé, Timothy Derijck, Pedrag Filipovic, Frederik Vanderbiest (82' Anthony Cabeke), Daan De Pever (60' Johan Gerets), Sebastien Dufoor, Henri Munyaneza, Norman Sylla
Yellow: 20' Steven De Petter, 23' Sebastien Dufoor
Referee: Tim Pots
Stadium: Constant Vanden Stock