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Lukaku at the double as Anderlecht cruise through

Published: Tuesday 3 August 2010, 22.15CET
RSC Anderlecht 3-0 The New Saints FC (agg: 6-1)
Seventeen-year-old striker Romelu Lukaku came on as a substitute and scored twice as the Belgian champions eased into the play-offs.
by Berend Scholten
from Constant Vanden Stock Stadium
Lukaku at the double as Anderlecht cruise through
Romelu Lukaku (centre) is congratulated after one of his goals against TNS ©AFP

Match statistics

AnderlechtTNS

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target7
 
1
Attempts off target15
 
2
Corners12
 
8
Offsides0
1
Fouls committed5
 
7
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 3 August 2010, 22.15CET

Lukaku at the double as Anderlecht cruise through

RSC Anderlecht 3-0 The New Saints FC (agg: 6-1)
Seventeen-year-old striker Romelu Lukaku came on as a substitute and scored twice as the Belgian champions eased into the play-offs.

RSC Anderlecht eased into the UEFA Champions League play-offs at the expense of The New Saints FC with a 3-0 win on the night and 6-1 aggregate success.

The Belgian champions, who were already well placed to progress from their third qualifying round tie after last week's 3-1 win in Wrexham, had one foot firmly in Friday's play-off draw when Tom De Sutter put them ahead in the return. Seventeen-year-old striker Romelu Lukaku, returning from a knee injury, came off the bench just before the hour and added two goals of his own to condemn TNS to a comprehensive defeat.

Indeed, the Welsh titleholders were overrun from the off and found themselves behind after 17 minutes, De Sutter collecting Sacha Kljestan's pass and shooting low under goalkeeper Paul Harrison. De Sutter had the chance to add a second two minutes before half-time but sent Thomas Chatelle's cross over the bar, leaving Lukaku to inflict the lasting damage.

The burly forward, scorer of 15 Belgian First League goals last term, was introduced after 59 minutes and had his name on the scoresheet ten minutes later. Jan Lecjaks did the leg work and sent in an inviting delivery which Lukaku turned in at the near post − his first competitive goal since 21 March. His second arrived five minutes later when he unleashed a devastating drive which added further gloss to his side's comfortable path through.

Last updated: 04/08/10 11.11CET

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Lineups

anderlecht

Anderlecht

tns

TNS

1
ProtoSilvio Proto (GK)
1
HarrisonPaul Harrison (GK)
7
LecjaksJan Lecjaks
2
D. HolmesDanny Holmes
9
SuárezMatías Suárez
Substitution46
4
BakerPhil Baker
12
ChatelleThomas Chatelle
5
EvansSteve Evans (C)
Substitution73
18
MarečekLukáš Mareček
6
HolmesTommy Holmes
Yellow Card57
19
KljestanSacha Kljestan
Substitution73
7
RuscoeScott Ruscoe
21
De SutterTom De Sutter
Goal17
Substitution59
8
HoganBarry Hogan
23
JuhászRoland Juhász (C)
9
SharpChris Sharp
Substitution83
25
ChavarriaPablo Chavarria
10
WilliamsMatty Williams
26
BernárdezVíctor Bernárdez
14
JonesCraig Jones
44
RnićNemanja Rnić
18
WoodJamie Wood
Substitution87

Substitutes

28
CordierMichaël Cordier (GK)
33
S. WilliamsSimon Williams (GK)
3
DeschachtOlivier Deschacht
12
SeargeantChristian Seargeant
Substitution87
11
BoussoufaMbark Boussoufa
16
RawlinsonConnell Rawlinson
13
LegearJonathan Legear
17
McKennaJohn McKenna
14
LukakuRomelu Lukaku
Substitution59
Goal69
Goal74
20
DarlingtonAlex Darlington
Substitution83
30
GilletGuillaume Gillet
Substitution73
23
A. EdwardsAeron Edwards
Substitution73
32
DiandyCristophe Diandy
Substitution46
99
BerkeleyMatthew Berkeley

Coach

Ariël Jacobs (BEL) Michael Davies (WAL)

Referee

Cristian Balaj (ROU)

Assistant referees

Zoltán Székely (ROU), Sebastian Gheorghe (ROU)

Fourth official

Marius Avram (ROU)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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