5 August 2012 21:19
Zulte-Waregem maintained their 100 percent record in the Belgian Pro-League at the expense of nine-man Gent on Sunday.
Gent went into the match with a commanding record, having scored 17 goals in a seven-game unbeaten streak but that came to an abrupt end at the Regenboogstadion as Zulte-Waregem ran out 3-1 victors.
Macedonian striker Aleksandar Trajkovski got the ball rolling for Zulte-Waregem after nine minutes and Franck Berrier joined in on the stroke of half-time to give the hosts a 2-0 lead.
Berrier, with the assistance of Trajkovski added his second and the hosts third three minutes into the second half.
Gent’s day got a lot worse when Mamoutou N’Diaye was dismissed for a second bookable offence on 55 minutes.
Jordan Remacle pulled a goal back for Gent with just over 20 minutes of football left to play but it proved no more than a consolation as Zulte-Waregem cruised to their second win of the season.
Meanwhile, OH Leuven and Genk shared the spoils in an entertaining 2-2 draw at Stadion Den Dreef.
Genk were down to 10 men after Khaleem Hyland received a 35th-minute red card but Christian Benteke found the back of the net to give the visitors an unexpected half-time lead.
And with 20 minutes left on the clock, former Rangers midfielder Thomas Buffel scored to make it 2-0.
But OH Leuven refused to surrender and were soon level as Stefan Gislason reduced Genk’s advantage to one on 76 minutes before Ibou Sawaneh equalised from the spot seven minutes later.
The result leaves both sides still searching for their first three points of the season.