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  • By Alessandro Schiavone

Liverpool's next EL rivals Union-Saint Gilloise win derby in dramatic fashion. But first Spurs...

By Alessandro Schiavone in Molenbeek



Union Saint Gilloise talisman Loic Lapoussin delivered a 96th minute sucker punch to down RWDM in this first top-flight derby between these two Brussels sides in over 50 years. 

 

FC Liverpool, who will be entertained by Tottenham Hotspur later today, are up against perennial underachievers Union Saint Gilloise on Thursday when the Europa League resumes. 

 

The team managed by German Alexander Blessin made light work of their neighbours in the opening stages on Thursday evening.

 

And goals were as regular as clock work in Molenbeek Saint-Jean. Swedish striker Gustaf Nilsson immaculately lifted the ball over keeper Defourny to give the visitors the lead after 13 minutes before Mohamed Amoura arrowed a brilliant effort into the top corner to deservedly extend Union Saint GIlloise'slead. 

 

It could have been worse for newly promoted Molenbeek if Machida’s towering header hadn’t been brilliantly tipped over by the keeper. Had the Japanese scored it would have been a real kick in the teeth and there would have been no way back.

 

But the hosts banked on a disallowed goal for Londoner Christian Burgess's rampant side as they went on to stage a shock revival.


And just when tea time was looming, Molenbeek fought back to score twice in quick succession through Makhtar Gueye and Pierre Dwomoh. 

 

When Gueye brilliantly nutmegged the keeper it was game on. And it only took three minutes for Dwomah to restore parity with a tap-in following a scramble in the box. 

 

Molenbeek, who hadn’t been at the races at all until the 43rd minute, suddenly came up trumps and had fans dreaming about a shock victory. 

 

But deep into injury they got a taste of their own medicine when Lapoussin cantered into the box before letting fly high into the far corner. 

 

Liverpool are warned. But first things first as Tottenham look to dent their confidence heading into next Thursday’s game against the euphoric Belgians led by Barking-born Burgess.


RWDM 47 

 

33 Defourny- 4 Klaus- 2 Segovia- 3 Le Joncour- 21 Sambu- 6 Dwomah- 8 Abe- 26 Abner Felipe- 30 Mercier- 9 Gueye- 7 Biron 

 

 

UNION SAINT GILLOISE 

 

49 Moris- 5 Mac Allister- 16 Burgess- 28 Machida- 21 Castro Montes- 24 Vanhoutte- 23 Puertas- 10 Lapoussin- 8 Amani- 29 Nilsson- 47 Amoura 


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