Liege claim first Belgian title in 19 years

April 21, 2008

LIEGE, Belgium, April 20 (Reuters) - Standard Liege dethroned Anderlecht 2-0 on Sunday to claim their first Belgian first division title in 25 years.

Two second-half goals from Dieumerci Mbokani at home to last year's champions combined with a scoreless draw earlier on Sunday between Club Bruges and Ghent was enough to secure the title for Liege.

After 31 games, unbeaten Liege top the table on 71 points with three games remaining with both Bruges and Brussels 10 points behind.