Indeed, Westerlo tarted the second half fairly well, still without ever looking likely to score though, and it wasn't until just after the hour that Gent gave themselves some real breathing space. After seeing a shot from outside of the area hit the crossbar, and then a cross shot that went just wide of the far post, an excellently judged one touch pass set Simon running through diagonally on goal all on his own, dribbled to a central position before coolly firing the ball low inside the keeper's near post from eight yards. One sensed that was probably the decisive blow, and so it proved. A wonderful remarkable waist-high volley from just outside the area following a long looping cross from the opposite byline drew a good save from the keeper, but another good volley did produce Gent's third on 77 minutes. Moses yet again showed some excellent footwork to beat a defender before chipping the ball back from right on the byline, and substitute Danijel Milicevic hit a waist high bicycle shot to fire the ball just inside the near post, despite two defenders almost getting a touch en route. In added on time, Gent scored a deserved fourth goal. Hannes van der Bruggen intercepted the ball in midfield, the ball fell to Depoitre, who ran towards the edge of the area, evaded the attention of a couple of defenders before striking the ball low across the keeper and just inside the near post from the edge of the area. 4-0 was how it finished, a thoroughly deserved win that should have been even more convincing. Following the final whistle, the Gent team went over to each stand in turn to receive the cheers of the fans, who appreciated an excellent display full of attacking intent and a very enjoyable game to watch. In Moses Simon, Gent certainly seem to have acquired a player with the X factor - after signing last month and being sent off within 30 seconds of coming on as a sub in his first home game, he scored a hat-trick last week and tonight, he was a constant threat with his trickery and direct play towards goal, a player to really get the fans off their seats. If he remains consistent, one would presume he is destined for higher things than the Belgian Pro League. after reported interest from Liverpool, Hull and Ajax (where he was part of the youth team set up) before signing for Gent.
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