Nigerian striker Yira Sor was the star man on Sunday evening as KRC Genk played a 1-1 draw with St Truiden in a heated encounter in the Jupiler Pro League, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.
Sor has been an outstanding player for the Belgium club since he arrived at the Limburger, scoring vital goals and also making a decent assist.
Barely two minutes into the derby game at the Daio Wasabi Stayen Stadium, the 23-year-old centre forward opened the scoring for the visitors to put them in front.
Alieu Fadera took off at speed and on his cue, Sor was able to open the score very early.
The Nigerian thought he had doubled the lead for the visitors a few minutes later but his second goal was rightly disallowed for offside.
Sor’s promising start to the Limburg derby was however halted after the Nigerian picked up an injury just 25 minutes into the game and was replaced by Tolu Arokodare.
Shortly before half-time, Genk escaped a penalty when Fadera crashed Rihito Yamamoto in the box but neither referee Lothar D’Hondt nor the VAR saw any problem in it.
On the hour mark, Akorodare almost gave the visitors a two-goal lead as he took his chance with a nice move but hit the crossbar which kept Genk from extending their lead.
The home team got an extra boost after the referee handed two red cards to Genk players and the hosts levelled in the first ten minutes of injury time to end the game 1-1.
Wouter Vrancken will hope to have Sor available for their next game against Oud-Heverlee Leuven on Wednesday.
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