Feyenoord on the move
A review of the weekend's action in the Dutch Eredivisie, with Feyenoord winning on Sunday.
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Feyenoord moved level on points with third-placed Ajax going into the Eredivisie's winter break on Sunday.
Graziano Pelle's double (58 and 87) gave Feyenoord a 2-1 win at home to FC Groningen, who had equalised through Virgil van Dijk on 76 minutes.
Meanwhile, Ajax could only manage a 0-0 draw at FC Utrecht, who had Dave Bulthuis sent off in the last minute.
There was also a goalless draw between RKC Waalwijk and Willem II, with both sides ending the game with 10 men.
Willem II will be happier with the point after surviving Gaby Jallo's dismissal on 38 minutes, while the numbers were evened up in the final minute with the departure of RKC's Teddy Chevalier.
Yet another red card could not prevent Roda JC climbing out of the relegation play-off places with a remarkable 4-2 win at fellow strugglers VVV Venlo.
VVV led 2-0 through Brian Linssen (40) and Barry Maguire (51), but then conceded four goals in 12 minutes as substitute Mikolaj Lebedynski (53), Laurent Delorge (56), Mark-Jan Fledderus (58) and Arnaud Sutchuin (65) turned the game on its head.
Danilo Pereira was sent off just a minute after the fourth goal went in, but Roda held on for the win.
On Saturday, PSV Eindhoven reclaimed top spot in the standings with a 6-1 away mauling of lowly NAC Breda.
Jeremain Lens set PSV on their way with a brace in the 11th and 17th minutes and, after NAC had halved the deficit through Jordy Buijs, the visitors made it 3-1 just before the half-hour thanks to Georgino Wijnaldum.
Mathias Jorgensen further extended PSV's advantage in the 37th minute before second-half goals from Luciano Narsingh and his replacement Jurgen Locadia sealed the victory.
The result lifts PSV back above FC Twente on goal difference with their title rivals having beaten AZ Alkmaar on Friday night.
Vitesse Arnhem missed the chance to replace Ajax in the top three as they were beaten 2-1 at Heerenveen.
Goals from Heerenveen duo Filip Djuricic (30 minutes) and Alfred Finnbogason (50) sandwiched an equaliser from Guram Kashia (39) as stumbling Vitesse were left with just one point from their last three games.
Seventh-placed NEC Nijmegen are also going through a bad patch and their winless run stretched to four matches after they fell to a 2-0 defeat at ADO Den Haag.
NEC were reduced to 10 men in the 22nd minute when Kevin Conboy was handed his marching orders and ADO took full advantage through a brace from Jens Toornstra (33 and 86).
Saturday night's other Eredivisie match saw Heracles draw 1-1 at home with PEC Zwolle, the hosts taking a 15th-minute lead through Samuel Armenteros only to be pegged back by Youness Mokhtar's equaliser 12 minutes later.
FC Twente had gone three points clear at the top on Friday as a second-half brace from Nacer Chadli helped them to a 3-0 win at AZ Alkmaar.
Chadli scored either side of a Luc Castaignos effort as the visitors turned up the heat on their title rivals.
Belgium international Chadli broke the deadlock two minutes into the second half before Castaignos made it two 15 minutes from time, running onto a through-ball into the area before finishing coolly.
Chadli added a third seven minutes later with a 20-yard chip which left goalkeeper Esteban Alvarado stranded.