Vitesse pile pressure on PSV

  • Last Updated: November 25 2012, 18:43 GMT

A review of the weekend's action so far in the Dutch Eredivisie, including Vitesse Arnhem's victory over PSV Eindhoven.

Wilfried Bony scored for Vitesse Arnhem
Wilfried Bony scored for Vitesse Arnhem

Vitesse Arnhem moved within two points of Eredivisie leaders PSV Eindhoven on Sunday thanks to a 2-1 victory at the Philips Stadion.

All looked to be going to plan for the hosts when Timothy Derijck put them ahead after five minutes, but Jonathan Reis equalised 10 minutes later and then set up the winner for Wilfried Bony 16 minutes from time.

The result ensured Vitesse - whose last away game was a 2-0 win at Ajax - finished the weekend in third spot, level on points with second-placed FC Twente.

Twente lost ground in the title race as they had to settle for a 2-2 draw against PEC Zwolle in Enschede.

Dusan Tadic put Steve McClaren's side ahead from the penalty spot three minutes into the second half, only for Denni Avdic to get PEC back on level terms seven minutes later.

Joey van der Berg then looked to have won it for the visitors when he struck two minutes from the end, but there was still time for Luc Castaignos to salvage a point for Twente.

Champions Ajax enjoyed a 2-1 away win at Roda JC, but had to come from behind in order to return to winning ways following their humbling 4-1 Champions League loss against Borussia Dortmund in midweek.

Guus Hupperts had given the third-bottom hosts the lead in the 14th minute but two goals in the final 10 minutes - from Christian Eriksen and substitute Lasse Schone - turned the game on its head for Frank de Boer's side.

Feyenoord remained level on points with Ajax after their 2-0 success at AZ Alkmaar, secured courtesy of second-half strikes from 17-year-old midfielder Tonny Vilhena and Ruben Schaken. AZ had Dirk Marcellis sent off between the goals for a late challenge on Jean-Paul Boetius.

On Saturday rock-bottom Willem II struck two late goals to end their five-game losing run with a 2-2 draw at home to Heracles Almelo.

Heracles were on course for a comfortable success thanks to goals in either half from Samuel Armenteros (34 and 62 minutes) until Niek Vossebelt pulled one back 13 minutes from the end.

The visitors then shot themselves in the foot in injury time as substitute Milano Koenders saw red, seven minutes after coming on, and Jordens Peters equalised.

NEC Nijmegen were 2-0 winners over fellow European hopefuls FC Utrecht thanks to first-half goals from Rick Ten Voorde (16) and Melvin Platje (39).

Utrecht's hopes of a recovery were ended when Dave Bulthuis was dismissed 11 minutes from the end.

VVV-Venlo are a point away from safety following a 1-1 home draw with Heerenveen.

VVV led for just five minutes as Alfred Finnbogason struck on 61 minutes to cancel out Brian Linssen's goal.

Ard Van Peppen equalised 10 minutes from full-time to give RKC Waalwijk a share of the spoils 1-1 with 10-man Groningen.

Kees Kwakman scored first after 43 minutes for Groningen, who had Michael De Leeuw red carded two minutes from the end.

On Friday night, a strong second-half performance saw ADO Den Haag to a 3-0 victory at NAC Breda.

Hosts NAC could end the weekend fixtures in the bottom two if results elsewhere go against them but managed to hold their mid-table opponents until Tom Beugelsdijk's 59th-minute opener.

Tjaronn Chery made it 2-0 and, when Sepp De Roover was red-carded eight minutes from time, Rydell Poepon slotted home the penalty.


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