PSV beat Ajax

  • Last Updated: August 24 2014, 19:15 BST

A review of the weekend's action in the Dutch Eredivisie.

Luciano Narsingh scores for PSV against Ajax
Luciano Narsingh scores for PSV against Ajax

A strong second-half performance ensured PSV Eindhoven maintained their 100 per cent start to the Eredivisie season as they beat defending champions Ajax 3-1 on Sunday.

The Amsterdam hosts looked the better side after Anwar El Ghazi gave them a 17th-minute lead but PSV hit back after the interval, with goals from Memphis Depay (52), Luciano Narsingh (64) and Florian Jozefzoon (85) sealing a remarkable turnaround.

PSV join PEC Zwolle as the only two teams to have won all three of their opening matches, while Ajax suffered their first defeat of the new campaign.

Zwolle also had to come from behind to see off Vitesse Arnhem 2-1.

Trailing to Davy Propper's 25th-minute strike, the home side turned the match around with an equaliser from Maikel Van der Werff (65) before Stefan Nijland snatched the points two minutes from time.

ADO Den Haag enjoyed their first win of the season, beating Groningen 3-0 with goals from Michiel Kramer (two) and Thomas Kristensen.

Nacer Barazite and Rodney Antwi were on target as Utrecht claimed a 2-1 victory over Feyenoord, who had taken the lead through Mitchell Te Vrede.

NAC Breda needed a stoppage-time penalty from Adnane Tighadouini to earn a 1-1 draw at home to 10-man FC Twente.

Luc Castaignos fired the visitors in front after 17 minutes, but Andreas Bjelland's red card 10 minutes into the second half proved costly.

Willem II claimed their first points of the season on Saturday with a 3-0 victory over AZ.

The Tilburg outfit had lost their opening two games but goals from Bruno Andrade, Ali Messaoud and Charlton Vicento handed them a convincing victory on Saturday.

Heerenveen also grabbed their first win of the season but they left it late to beat Excelsior 2-0.

Visiting goalkeeper Jordy Deckers was sent off in the 82nd minute and, with all three substitutions already used, that proved to be turning point as Marten de Roon opened the scoring two minutes later and Sam Larsson grabbed a second a minute from time.

In Saturday's other game, Go Ahead Eagles and FC Dordrecht played out a goalless draw.

Cambuur Leeuwarden left it late on Friday night to make their numerical advantage count against Heracles but Michiel Hemmen's last-gasp winner sealed his side's first away win in the Eredivisie for 14 years.

Rock-bottom hosts Heracles lost youngster Oussama Tannane to a red card in the 67th minute but still looked set to claim their first point of the season after holding out Cambuur until stoppage time.

However, the five minutes of added time gave unbeaten Cambuur the chance to snatch the points and theywon 1-0 thanks to Hemmen's header from a Dejan Meleg corner.