The dismissal of Mbay Ray on Wednesday and his replacement by Frederick Dlander would have had the desired effect. Zulte his Waregem was Jupiler in his 30th day of play in the Pro League from behind his two goals in the final 15 minutes on the grass of Standard where he ended up in a 2–2 draw. . Fossey (14th) and Dussenne (39th) made a difference before the break. Fadilla (76th) and N’Dour (85th) contributed points to the visitors.
After this result, Ronnie Deira’s men remain 7th in the standings. They scored 46 points, three behind Club Brugge in fourth and two behind La Gantoise in fifth and Westerlo in sixth. Zulte Waregem he remains 17th and from last he is second with 24 units, Oostend, 16th and Red three lengths from Eupen, the first club to escape his zone.
The Liège people quickly picked up the pace and pushed the flanks very high. On the 14th, Fosse scored a sharp assist from Alzate to win 1-0. Needing to catch their breath, Standard had quite the scare when N’Dour equalized (21′), but VAR canceled the goal due to an earlier offside. Captain Dussenne eventually relieved Rouch with a header into the net from a Donnum corner (39′, 2-0).
Standards survived the second half more than anything else. After another caution from Brüls (67th), Esebe put his full army into action in the final 15 minutes and Fadela reduced his mark (76th, 2-1). Standard lost its calm and Zulte his Waregem regained confidence, so when N’Dour equalized (85th, 2-2), it was neither entirely unexpected nor unjustified. The Flandrians kept pushing. Standard benefited little from it, and Bostin had to save his domain against Pelica (88th).
Standard: Bodart, Fossey, Dussenne, Bokadi, Laifis, Donnum, Cimirot, Alzate, Balikwisha, Zinckernagel, Ohio.
Sylt: Bostin, Derik, Sissako, Fadela, Vossen, N’Dur, Brüls, Fira, Milosi, Viren, Gano.
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