Ajax a few factors crystal clear soon after battling get above Feyenoord, Vitesse go 2nd

Ryan Gravenberch fires in the winning goal for Ajax. Picture: Maurice van Steen/ANP

Ajax retained their three-issue guide in the Eredivisie as they overcame Feyenoord in their second large domestic clash in as quite a few months.

Ryan Gravenberch scored the only goal of the game after 22 minutes with a still left-foot shot immediately after side-stepping Marco Senesi. Feyenoord experienced possibilities to equalise, notably in injury time when Leroy Fer experienced a shot properly saved by Andre Onana and Luis Sinisterra’s header cannoned off the bar.

Ajax mentor Erik ten Hag reported his gamers had revealed character to hold off a 2nd-50 % fightback by Dick Advocaat’s side. ‘I have to compliment my lads on the way they survived. They fought for every single metre and in the end arrived absent with the earn,’ he advised NOS.

Advocaat also praised his players’ tenacity: ‘We experienced chances, a shot off the bar, a person just broad and a fairly first rate keeper who kept a several out. We’ve shown we can compete against a excellent group.’

The result leaves Feyenoord in fourth spot driving Vitesse Arnhem, who finished their greatest-ever initial fifty percent of a year with a 4-1 victory at bottom club Emmen. Thomas Buitink and Oussama Tannane set Vitesse 2- ahead inside of 10 minutes, with Armando Broja and Patrick Vroegh introducing to the score in the 2nd half.

PSV Eindhoven prevailed in an 8-objective thriller in Het Kasteel to go up to third, a stage at the rear of VItesse. Bryan Smeets gave Sparta an early lead with a thundering shot in the fourth moment, but the arrival of Donyell Malen as a substitute just right before 50 percent-time for the hurt Cody Gakpo turned the match in the visitors’ favour.

PSV survived a anxious very last 15 minutes as Sparta arrived back from 4-1 down to 4-3, before Malen’s next aim of the game secured the factors in injuries time.

AZ comeback

AZ Alkmaar are still in contact with the leaders just after coming from powering to snatching a late get versus ADO Den Haag. Substitute Zakaria Aboukhlal scored equally AZ’s goals in the past 20 minutes, the winner a low travel that crept in off the publish.

Groningen arrived back from 2- down at home to claim a share of the spoils in opposition to FC Twente in the struggle of sixth as opposed to seventh, though fellow northerners Heerenveen fell further more driving as they drew 1-1 with VVV to extend their winless run to 10 games.

Fortuna Sittard’s the latest revival continued with their third gain in 4 matches at PEC Zwolle. Zian Flemming broke the deadlock on 57 minutes when he uncovered the leading corner from 20 metres, prior to Mats Seuntjes produced guaranteed when he ran alongside a  just ahead of the finish.

The relegation clash involving RKC Waalwijk and Willem II finished in a 1-1 draw, lifting the Tilburg aspect higher than 17th-put ADO on aim difference, when Utrecht and Heracles also shared the factors in a video game in which equally groups scored from goalkeeping blunders.

Final results


AZ Alkmaar 2-1 ADO Den Haag

Emmen 1-4 VItesse Arnhem

PEC Zwolle 1-1 Fortuna Sittard

Sparta Rotterdam 3-5 PSV Eindhoven

Utrecht 1-1 Heracles Almelo


Ajax 1- Feyenoord

Groningen 2-2 Twente Enschede

RKC Waalwijk 1-1 Willem II Tilburg

VVV 1-1 Heerenveen


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