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The on-loan Everton forward ended a four-
game goalless run to help his side cart away
with maximum points from the
Daknamstadion
Henry Onyekuru got the matchwinner as
Anderlecht secured a 2-1 away victory over
Lokeren in Saturday’s Belgian Pro League
encounter.

The youngster continued in his left wing-back
role against Peter Maes’ men and was on
hand to deliver the crucial goal – his eight in
the league this season – to win the tie for the
Purple and White.

In the 17th minute, Pieter Gerkens gave the
visitors the lead before Ari Skulason’s goal
from the penalty spot drew the hosts
levelled.
The first half ended with both sides tied 1-1
but in the 52nd minute, Onyekuru popped up
with the winner after benefitting from
Algeria’s Sofiane Hanni assist.

The 20-year-old has now featured in 16
league games this season, mainly as a wing-
back, and has a laudable return of eight
goals.
Anderlecht who secured their 10th league
win of the season are third in the Belgian
top-flight log after gathering 34 points from
17 games.

In their next encounter, the Constant Vanden
Stock Stadium outfit travel to Scotland to
take on Celtic in Tuesday’s crucial Uefa
Champions League action.
With PSG and Bayern Munich already through
to the knockout phase of the competition,
Hein Vanhaezebrouck’s side face an uphill
battle against the Bhoys – placed third on
three points with a superior goal difference –
for a consolatory Europa League slot.

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