Premier League legend Vincent Kompany suffered only his second defeat as Anderlecht manager in the league over the weekend after the former Manchester City centre back and his players were beaten 2-1 at the home of fellow title challengers Beerschot in the Belgian Jupiler League.
The game between Beerschot and Anderlecht was one of the matchday 13 matches played at the weekend. Malian midfielderIsmailaCoulibalygave Beerschot a first half lead with his 29th minute strike. Ismaila Coulibaly is on loan at Beerschot for the season having signed temporarily from struggling Premier League team Sheffield United.Newly capped Austrian international Raphael Holzhauserdoubled the advantage for the hosts in the 50th minute before Manchester City loanee Lucas Nmecha halved the deficit for Anderlecht with three minutes left to setup a grandstand finish. Anderlecht were not able to get the much needed draw as Vincent Kompany and his wards succumbed to only their second defeat in 13 games since the ex-Manchester City skipper was made the manager in the summer.
He had been a player-coach for the former Belgian champions last season as he scored once and provided an assist in 15 games in the Belgian Pro League. Vincent Kompany had to give up his managerial duties upon his return to his boyhood club last summer after an average start to the season.
Vincent Kompany didn’t become a full-time manager until this summer after he retired from football in August at the age of 34. His playing contract was until 2022 but the ex-Belgian international decided to cut it short. He attained legendary status at Manchester City after leading the team to four Premier League titles plus two FA Cup titles during his 11-year stay at the Etihad Stadium. Kompany made 360 appearances for the Citizens during his time at the club.
The defeat to Beershot at the weekend has left Vincent Kompanyand Anderlecht with a bit of work to do to catch up with the leaders. They are five points adrift of Genk at the summit.