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Game 1 – Pro League Away - V Lokeren
Lokeren avenged their Supercup defeate to grind out a 3-2 win over a tired looking Anderlecht. Lokerens experienced striker M'Baye Leye gave them the lead with a nice strike from 15 meteres that evaded Fabianos dive. Lokerens influentual midfielder Persoons was forced off with an injury in the 47th minute leaving them weak in the middle. Anderlecht capitalised on this when Matias Suarez drifted through the middle to hit a 20 yard shot into the bottom corner to level things up on 58 minutes. A rare mistake from Steven Defour gifted the lead back to Lokeren on 62 minutes as his misplaced pass was intercepted by Evariste Ngolok who scored with a cool finish. In an action packed 10 minutes Anderlecht levelled again through Suarez on the 69th minute. Kilian Overmiere scored what turned out to be the winning goal from 11 meteres out on the 78th minute. There was more drama late on as Aleksander Mitrovic had what looked to be an obvious penality turned down in the 85th minute.
Anderlecht manager Sam Tregoning declined to comment on the officiating for fear of being reprimanded.
With the obvious defensive problems will Tregoning dip into the transfer market?