PSV joy; Ajax slip up

  • Last Updated: August 31 2014, 18:16 BST

A review of the weekend's action in the Dutch Eredivisie as PSV Eindhoven maintained their 100 per cent winning start.

Luuk de Jong of PSV celebrates
Luuk de Jong of PSV celebrates

PSV Eindhoven maintained their 100 per cent winning start to the new Eredivisie season but reigning champions Ajax suffered their second defeat on Sunday.

Phillip Cocu's men had won their opening three matches and a comfortable 2-0 victory over Vitesse continued a fine start to the campaign, with striker Luuk de Jong scoring his first club goal since April 6, 2013.

De Jong opened the scoring after 48 minutes, his first goal for PSV and one that ends a goal drought that had stretched for over a season, with the 24-year-old failing to find the net whatsoever in the 2013/14 season for either Borussia Monchengladbach or Newcastle.

Adam Maher's last-gasp strike then made sure of the points for PSV, who are already three points clear at the top of the table after just four games.

FC Groningen handed Ajax another defeat as they claimed a 2-0 victory.

Ajax only suffered three losses during the entirety of their title-winning campaign last season, but a 48th-minute goal from Eric Botteghin and substitute Michael De Leeuw shortly before full-time condemned them to their second defeat of this campaign.

NAC claimed their first win of the season after beating PEC Zwolle 3-1 at home.

Tomas Necid struck shortly after the interval as the visitors rallied from Stipe Perica's 37th-minute goal, but NAC took control from Erik Falkenburg's penalty just after the hour mark while Elson Hooi's goal six minutes before full-time settled matters.

FC Twente are still without a win after claiming their fourth draw from as many matches in a 0-0 stalemate with Feyenoord.

Erik Bakker netted twice as Cambuur Leeuwarden kept the pressure on the Eredivisie top two with a 3-2 victory over ADO Den Haag on Saturday.

Bakker handed his side a half-time lead before Michiel Kramer and Xander Houtkoop turned things around for ADO.

But Bakker's second and a winner from Lucas Bijker with 10 minutes left handed Leeuwarden the win as they remained third - one point behind leaders PSV, due to take on Vitesse on Sunday.

In fourth and just one point further back, Heerenveen enjoyed a comfortable 3-1 victory over FC Utrecht thanks to a Mark Uth hat-trick.

The 23-year-old German gave the Super Frisians an early lead before adding two more in the second half, while Willem Janssen netted a late consolation for Utrecht.

Excelsior remain fifth after they claimed a battling 3-1 win at home to Heracles thanks to a penalty and a goal from Jeff Stans plus a second-half effort from Daryl van Mieghem after Denni Avdic had put the away side ahead.

AZ moved up to eighth after they recorded their second win of the season - a 3-1 success away to FC Dordrecht.

Goals from Guus Hupperts and Muamer Tankovic put the visitors ahead before Mart Lieder pulled one back for Dordrecht, but Steven Berghuis sealed the win with over 30 minutes left.