Vagner gave Seraing the advantage with a shot from the entrance to the rectangle fifteen minutes from time. Nervousness gripped Ostend, who found themselves at nine in a few minutes after the exclusions of Osaze Urhoghide for two yellow cards (81st) and Robbie D’Haese for a dangerous tackle on Sambu Mansoni (83rd).
Seraing’s last success dated back to September 30 and victory at Standard. With 14 points, the Steelworkers temporarily give up the red lantern to Zulte Waregem (13 points), who will host Mechelen on Sunday. They return to 3 lengths from Ostend, 15th and first saved.
In Bruges too, the first goal fell early in the game when Nacer Chadli converted a whistled penalty for a push from Dimitar Velkovski on Halil Akbunar (6th). But it was the only achievement of the game and Westerlo pocketed the three points.
This fourth match without defeat allows Westerlo (30 points) to return to the height of Standard, sixth. The Cercle, which remained in seven games without defeat, is in 10th place (26 points).