Anderlecht stayed level with Club Brugge and Zulte Waregem thanks to Saturday's (August 18) 2-1 win over Mons-Bergen.
Anderlecht were forced to battle hard for victory at the Constant Vanden Stock on Saturday ...
Visiting Mons-Bergen almost made it to half-time on level terms.
Milan Jovanovic found the net for Anderlecht in the 43rd minute.
The game exploded into life in the second half..
First Mustapha Jarju eventually took a shot to shock the Brussels side in the 56th minute.
And when play resumed, Jeremy Sapina brought down Dieumerci Mbokani in the area.
A penalty - and a red card for Sapina.
But Marcin Wasilewski failed to beat Olivier Werner from the spot.
Could the ten men from Mons hold out for a draw?
"No" was the answer as Sacha Iakovenko headed in a 70th-minute winner to ensure that Anderlecht remain level on points with Club Brugge at the top of the Belgian Pro-League.
Anderlecht defeat 10-man Mons-BergenMonday, August 20 2012