Paul Onuachu scored his 14th goal of the season in Genk’s 3-1 comeback win over Club Brugge on Sunday at the Cegeka Arena to maintain their position at the top of the Belgian League table.
Brugge took the lead through Hans Vanaken in the 21st minute but the lead only lasted four minutes as centre-back Carlos Cuesta levelled the score in the 25th minute. Onuachu gave the hosts the lead in the 61st minute while Bryan Heynen ensured the hosts kept all three points. The win is their 16th of the campaign in 19 games.
With 14 goals from 16 games, Onuachu tops the Belgian League top scorer’s chart ahead of Royal Antwerp’s Vincent Janssen and Oud Heverlee’s Mario Gonzalez both on 11 goals.
The goal is the sixth for the Nigerian in his last four league games. He has also scored a league goal in eight of his last 10 appearances for the club.
Speaking at the end of the match, Onuachu says he is delighted to be on the score sheet also stressing that the victory over the defending champions would give the team more confidence going forward.
“I’m there to score important goals,” Onuachu said after the match per voetbalbelgie.be.
“Emotions were running high in this match. There were many duels, especially in the first half. We had a bit of luck – including that chance from Noa Lang – but we deserve this victory. A crucial victory, which also provides the necessary confidence for the future. A match that we really wanted to win.”