Three out of three for Holland

  • Last Updated: July 12 2010, 17:26 BST

Holland made it three wins from as many World Cup Group E matches with a 2-1 victory in their dead rubber against Cameroon in Cape Town.

Robin van Persie celebrates his goal.

With Holland already through to the last 16 and Cameroon out, it took Robin van Persie's 36th-minute flash of inspiration to get things going.

Samuel Eto'o's second-half penalty levelled matters until substitute Klaas Jan Huntelaar's 82nd-minute winner continued the group winners' momentum heading into a last-16 clash with Slovakia.

Holland came into the match on an unbeaten run of 21 international matches and had produced wins against Denmark and Japan to secure their progression.

Cameroon boss Paul Le Guen confirmed after the game he will leave his post when his contract runs out this summer.

He said: "Naturally my mood is one of defeat, I know I have lost three matches in this tournament,

"The end of my contract with Cameroon is coming up. It was planned all along that I was going to stop and I will stop."

Le Guen reiterated: "My contract was coming up and it's the end of this mission.

"It was planned to be this way. I'm going to think about the future now, and we'll see."

Holland coach Bert van Marwijk said: "I felt today we were less good than our last two matches.

"We were dealing with an opponent already leaving the World Cup and it's unpredictable in the all-or-nothing way that they could play.

"We needed about 10 minutes to get used to it but after that period in the first half we started passing better and creating opportunities.

"When we went 1-0 up I expected us to play professionally, finish the match and score more. It required concentration but in the second half we started too easily, it was sloppy, and then you're bound to end up having problems."