Twente stay top; PSV close gap

  • Last Updated: October 28 2012, 18:59 GMT

A review of the weekend's action in the Dutch Eredivisie, including victories for FC Twente and PSV Eindhoven.

Dusan Tadic: Winning goal keeps Twente top of the Eredivisie

FC Twente are a point clear of PSV Eindhoven at the top of the Eredivisie table after sealing a 1-0 win at RKC.

Team Score Team
Vitesse A 1 - 2 AZ Alkmaar
FC Zwolle 1 - 2 PSV
RKC 0 - 1 Twente
H Almelo 6 - 3 Heerenveen
Feyenoord 2 - 2 Ajax
VVV 1 - 4 NAC
NEC 0 - 0 Roda JC
Den Haag 2 - 0 Willem II
Utrecht 1 - 0 Groningen

Dusan Tadic scored the only goal of the game five minutes before the break as Steve McClaren's side notched up their eighth league victory of the campaign.

PSV are in hot pursuit after a 2-1 triumph at PEC Zwolle, with Joey van der Berg turning from hero to villain after he scored at both ends.

The defender gave the home side the lead after 54 minutes but the scores were level with 15 minutes left through defender Timothy Derijck and the game was won four minutes later after van der Berg put the ball in his own net.

Ajax, fresh from a mid-week victory over Manchester City, could only draw 2-2 with Feyenoord after conceding a last-gasp equaliser.

Christian Eriksen gave Ajax a 12th minute lead, but Jean Boetius levelled for Feyenoord nine minutes later.

The Amsterdam club were ahead once again three minutes into the second half through Siem de Jong, but found themselves down to 10 men after 75 minutes following centre half Niklas Moisander's red card.

And Ajax were made to pay as the home side snatched a point in stoppage time through Graziano Pelle.

Ninos Gouriye hit a hat-trick to lead Heracles to a 6-3 win over Heerenveen.

The visitors went in front after four minutes thanks to Filip Djuricic, but were pegged back by Gouriye after 17 minutes.

Samuel Armenteros put the home side in front before Everton extended their advantage.

Gouriye notched his second after 57 minutes, with Alfred Finnbogason scoring Heracles' second, before Gouriye completed his treble mid-way through the second half.

Finnbogason made it 5-3 10 minutes from time, but Thomas Bruns was to end the scoring in stoppage time.

Vitesse Arnhem's title aspirations took a blow as Johann Berg Gudmundsson netted an 88th-minute winner as AZ emerged with a 2-1 victory at the Gelredome.

Roy Beerens' strike six minutes before the break put the visitors one ahead at the interval before Marco van Ginkel brought his side level after 72 minutes.

However Gudmundsson was on hand in the 88th minute to give his mid-table side the win against third-placed Vitesse.

On Saturday, Eredivisie basement side VVV-Venlo's abysmal start to the season continued as they were hammered 4-1 at home against fellow strugglers NAC Breda.

The visitors were out of sight by half-time, with an eighth minute strike from Kees Luyckx setting them on their way while Elson Hooi doubled their lead after 28 minutes - just three minutes before Uche Nwofor pulled one back for VVV.

Danny Verbeek extended NAC's two-goal cushion in the 39th minute before Anthony Lurling completed the scoring on the stroke of half-time as NAC claimed their second win of the season to move into third from bottom above Willem II, who were beaten 2-0 at ADO Den Haag.

Willem II were holding their own until Jordens Peters was dismissed in the 61st minute.

Danny Holla netted from spot immediately after and Mike van Duinen sealed all three points for Den Haag two minutes from time.

In Saturday night's other game, NEC Nijmegen were held to a goalless draw at home to Roda JC.

FC Utrecht moved up to fourth place in the Eredivisie table with a 1-0 win at home to FC Groningen on Friday night.

Nana Asare scored the only goal of the game in the 58th minute as the hosts climbed to within four points of leaders FC Twente.

Utrecht are likely to drop back this weekend, though, as Ajax and Feyenoord are just a point behind them.


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