Anderlecht remain at one point of leader Brugge after a 0-2 victory on the field of KV Mechelen, ranked third. Lukaku and Boussoufa scored the goals for the visitors.
Anderlecht took a furious start and put pressure on the home defence. The result was an early goal. Lukaku scored after 11 minutes on a pass of Boussoufa.
The Mauves slowly lost control over the game then and Mechelen had good chances via Nong and Gorius. Olivier Deschacht also prevented the equaliser with a good defensive action.
In the second half, Anderlecht took control again. Lukaku missed the first good chance, but Boussoufa doubled the lead later on with a nice effort. With this lead and 30 minutes to play, Mechelen couldn't react anymore. Lukaku had another good chance to score a third goal for the Brussels' club, but he missed. Later on, he was replaced by ... Nicolas Frutos.
Goals: 11' Lukaku (0-1), 57' Boussoufa (0-2)
KV Mechelen: Renard, Van Dessel, Ivens, Van Hoevelen, Ghomsi, Mununga, Buyens (86' Vrancken), Gorius (82' Diabang), Persoons, Destorme (67' Rossini), Nong
Anderlecht: Proto, Gillet, Mazuch, Juhasz, Deschacht, Biglia, Sare, Chatelle (60' Kouyaté), Suarez, Boussoufa (92' Diandy), Lukaku (84' Frutos)
Yellow: 16' Gillet, 18' Deschacht, 39' Sare, 75' Ghomsi, 76' Boussoufa, 93' Proto
Referee: Jérôme Efong Nzolo
Stadium: Achter de kazerne