Fer earns late Twente win
A review of the weekend's action n the Dutch Eredivisie, including victories for Twente and Vitesse Arnhem.
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Leroy Fer's last-gasp penalty ensured FC Twente continued their perfect start to the new Eredivisie season.
Fer struck the extra-time goal in midweek to send Twente through to the Europa League group stage at the expense of Bursaspor and he was the match-winner again when he stroked home from the spot in the 90th minute against VVV.
Second-placed Vitesse Arnhem also had to wait until very late to grab a 1-0 win at home to Feyenoord.
Wilfried Bony scored the goal in injury-time to maintain Vitesse's unbeaten start and leave them two points behind the leaders.
PSV Eindhoven are a point further back after captain Marc van Bommel netted his first goal since returning to the club in a 5-1 thumping of 10-man AZ Alkmaar.
AZ's hopes were immediately undermined by Etienne Reijnen's eight-minute red card although Adam Maher's 28th-minute goal cancelled out Tim Matavz's opener to have them level at half-time.
Van Bommel opened the floodgates after the break though, netting on 54 minutes, before Marcelo (68), Matavz (83) and Atiba Hutchinson (90) made it a rout.
Champions Ajax drew 2-2 at Heerenveen after their South Africa forward Thulani Serero went from hero to villain.
Serero (13, 47) had struck twice either side of goals from Heerenveen's Alfred Finnbogason (30, 45) before he was sent off on 53 minutes.
Despite his dismissal Ajax held on to at least stay unbeaten and behind PSV only on goal difference.
On Saturday, RKC Waalwijk missed the chance to go top of the Eredivisie after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Heracles Almelo.
Heracles arrived at the Mandemakers Stadion with just one point from their opening three games but they managed to double their season's tally with a determined display.
The visitors got off to a dream start when Willy Overtoom put them in front inside the opening minute but RKC levelled before the break through Florian Jozefzoon.
Neither side could find a winner after the break, meaning RKC failed in their bid to move above FC Twente at the summit.
NEC Nijmegen thrashed nine-man PEC Zwolle 4-0 with Ryan Koolwijk contributing two penalties.
Koolwijk put his side ahead from the spot after 18 minutes and doubled their lead 13 minutes later after a foul by Zwolle goalkeeper Leon ter Wielen which saw him receive a red card.
Joey van der Berg was also dismissed 10 minutes into the second half for collecting two bookings with NEC wasting little time in making it 3-0 through Evander Sno.
And Melvin Platje rounded off an impressive display by the visitors shortly after the hour mark.
Roda JC claimed their first win of the season with a 3-0 defeat of Willem II.
Sanharib Malki scored the opener five minutes before the break and Krisztian Nemeth made it 2-0 five minutes before winless Willem were reduced to 10 men following the sending-off of Jordens Peters.
Adil Ramzi completed the rout nine minutes from the end.
NAC Breda's poor start to the season continued with a 1-1 home draw against FC Utrecht.
The home side, with one point from three games prior to today, went ahead in the seventh minute through Alex Schalk but Alexander Gerndt grabbed an equaliser with 16 minutes to go for mid-table Utrecht.
FC Groningen had picked up their first Eredivisie victory of the season after a surprise 1-0 victory at Ado Den Haag on Friday night.
Tim Sparv's first half strike was enough to secure the win for the visitors, as they inflicted the first defeat of the season on Maurice Steijn's side.