Darren Keet helped Kortrijk to an excellent 2-1 victory over Standard Liege, despite being reduced to 10 men five minutes before halftime. Keet was at his best to keep Standard at bay.
Ayanda Patosi came off on 64 minutes as Lokeren were humbled 3-0 at champions Anderlecht, the young South African unable to get his side on the front foot.
Lance Davids made a first appearance on the bench for Lierse as they loss 4-1 at home to Zulte-Waregem. Davids is finally over his injury problems that mean he has not made a single appearance for his side so far this campaign. Daylon Claasen remains sidelined.
Steven Pienaar was at his attacking best as Everton overwhelmed Southampton 3-1 in the Premiership on Saturday. Although he did not get on the scoresheet, he was central to all their good play. The Toffees now find themselves in second place.
It was not such a good weekend Andrew Surman, who was replaced 10 minutes into the second half of Norwich City’s 5-2 capitulation at the hands of Liverpool.
In the Championship, Kagisho Dikgacoi played for Crystal Palace as they won 1-0 away at Bolton Wanderers to continue their excellent recent form which has seen the club unbeaten in five matches, four of those having been won.
And there was a first win of the season for Kgosi Ntlhe’s Peterborough United, who pulled off a surprise 3-1 success at Hull City. The South African did not start, but came off the bench in the second half.Dean Furman’s Oldham Athletic dropped in to the relegation zone in league One as they lost 1-0 at home to fellow strugglers Coventry City.
Dino Ndlovu started for Maccabi Haifa in their 0-0 away draw with Hapoel Akko but was replaced a little before the hour-mark having failed to make an impact on the game.