Anderlecht has the disadvantage of rival Club Brugge reduced to three points.
Ruud Shaper sneaks away after the defeat.
The reigning champion was in it’s own Constant Vanden Stock Stadium with 1-0 too strong for the leader of Bruges. Bruges remains the leader in the play-offs for the national title.
Lukasz Teodorczyk made in the second half for the lead for Anderlecht. The Polish attacker headed home a cross from Adrien Trebel behind goalkeeper Vladimir Gabulov, that the purpose of Bruges defends after the injury of Kenneth Vermeer.
Bruges, with captain Ruud Shaper and Stefano Denswil in the base, and Rajiv van la parra as a substitute, was through Abdoulay Diaby close to equalize, but the Malian was stopped by goalkeeper Matz Sels. In the 81e minute, it looked like Diaby for the second half, but the video referee ruled that the attacker was offside and the goal was still disallowed.