Five-star PSV back on top

  • Last Updated: November 11 2012, 18:44 GMT

A review of the weekend's action in the Dutch Eredivisie, with PSV climbing back to the top of the table.

Giorgino Wijnaldum: On target in PSV victory

PSV moved to the top of the Eredivisie table after a thumping 5-1 triumph over Heerenveen.

Daniel de Ridder gave the visitors a shock fifth-minute lead before Luciano Narsingh levelled things up midway through the first half.

Dick Advocaat's outfit ran riot in the second period as Dries Mertens and Giorgino Wijnaldum found the target before a late brace by Tim Matavz sealed the win.

FC Twente dropped to second after they were held to a goalless draw by third placed Vitesse Arnhem at the GelreDome.

Ajax had no such problems as they hit four at PEC Zwolle.

Centre-half Toby Alderweireld put the visitors ahead in the 12th minute before Viktor Fischer doubled their advantage just after the half hour mark.

Fischer was on hand three minutes after the restart to put Fran de Boer's charges three goals to the good before Siem de Jong, fresh from a brace in their 2-2 midweek Champions League draw at Manchester City made the game safe 14 minutes from time.

Zwolle struck late through Denni Avdic and Jesper Drost, but remain one place off the bottom.

Feyenoord are up to fifth after they were 5-2 victors over struggling Roda JC.

Graziano Pelle gave Ronald Koeman's side the perfect start as he netted after just a minute.

Sanharib Malki equalised 11 minutes later, but Pelle then Lex Immers after 35 minutes put the home side in control.

Bart Biemans gave his side hope five minutes before the interval, but the second half belonged to Feyenoord who eased to the three points thanks to Jordy Clasie and Daryl Janmaat.

FC Utrecht were on the wrong end of a surprise 4-0 thrashing at RKC Waalwijk on Saturday.

Utrecht went into the contest having won their their last three games, including a 5-1 beating of Willem II last weekend, but they were second best at the Mandemakers Stadion.

Teddy Chevalier opened the scoring after five minutes but it was not until late on that RKC confirmed their superiority.

Florian Jozefzoon made it 2-0 with 16 minutes to go and there was still time for Imad Najah and Sander Duits to get their names on the scoresheet.

NEC moved up to fifth after hitting back to beat Heracles 3-2 in Nijmegen.

A brace from Samuel Armenteros overturned Rick ten Voorde's opener for the hosts and put Heracles in position to record their fourth win of the season.

But Leroy George equalised with 19 minutes to go before Ten Voorde won it with his second of the contest.

ADO Den Haag failed to close the gap with the leaders after they were held at home by AZ Alkmaar.

Erik Falkenburg put AZ ahead after 22 minutes but goals either side of the break from Charlton Vicento and Danny Holla, the latter from the penalty spot, put ADO in charge.

United States international Jozy Altidore levelled for the visitors after 64 minutes but neither side could find a winner.

Rock-bottom Willem II's misery continued with a 4-1 thrashing at improving VVV-Venlo.

VVV registered their first win of the season at AZ last weekend and made it two wins from two with another impressive display.

Marcel Seip gave them a half-time lead and quickfire goals at the start of the second period from Robert Cullen and Brian Linssen effectively settled the contest. Oguzhan Turk made it 4-0 before Virgil Misidjan netted a 74th-minute consolation.

On Friday, Michael De Leeuw's late strike inspired FC Groningen to move clear of NAC in the Eredivisie courtesy of a 1-0 win.

The match looked to be heading towards a stalemate until De Leeuw struck nine minutes from time to give visiting Groningen the three points.


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