Ajax restore two-point direct as PSV slip up at Heerenveen

Dusan Tadic (r) celebrates Ajax’s winning objective with Danilo. Picture: ANP/Maurice van Steen

A slender victory more than Sparta allowed Ajax to open up a two-stage direct at the top of the Eredivisie as rivals PSV conceded a late equaliser at Heerenveen.

Dusan Tadic poked in a quick go from Danilo for the only goal of the recreation 10 minutes prior to half-time, as Erik ten Hag’s facet struggled to split down Sparta’s defence.

PSV took an early direct at Heerenveen when Carlos Vinícius concluded off a flowing shift following 13 minutes, but their frailties have been uncovered when a free-kick by Joey Veerman sailed by way of the defence to goalkeeper Joël Drommel and an unmarked Rami al Hajj tapped in the rebound.

Coach Roger Schmidt lamented his team’s failure to insert to their guide as Vinícius and fellow Brazilian Bruma spurned several great likelihood in the very first 50 percent. ‘This was worse than terrible,’ he mentioned. ‘We had been punished for not having our likelihood.’

Feyenoord skipped the prospect to go level on points with PSV as they were being held to a goalless attract in Enschede. Supersub Cyriel Dessers was unable to repeat his heroics in Prague as reserve goalkeeper Lars Unnerstall denied him three instances in the 2nd fifty percent.

Utrecht essential a slice of luck to hold on to fourth spot, as Adrian Dalmau’s injuries-time header was deflected into the internet by Heracles defender Mats Knoester. Simon Gustafson had skipped a penalty for Utrecht previously in the match.

Cambuur Leeuwarden edged out NEC in a contest concerning two promoted sides. The Frisians arrived from 2-1 down at fifty percent-time to claim the points with objectives from Roberts Uldrikis and Alex Bangura.

All 3 newcomers are in the leading 50 % of the table immediately after Go Ahead Eagles gained 1- in Tilburg thanks to a target by correct-again Boyd Lucassen.

Groningen moved more away from the relegation places with their next win in a row, beating Fortuna Sittard 4-1 in Limburg, although base side PEC Zwolle ended a operate of three defeats with a goalless attract from fellow strugglers RKC.

Outcomes

Friday

NEC Nijmegen 2-3 Cambuur Leeuwarden

Saturday

Fortuna Sittard 1-4 Groningen

PEC Zwolle – RKC Waalwijk

Willem II Tilburg -1 Go Ahead Eagles

Sunday

Heerenveen 1-1 PSV Eindhoven

Sparta Rotterdam -1 Ajax

Twente Enschede – Feyenoord

Utrecht 1- Heracles Almelo

Late end result: Vitesse Arnhem v AZ Alkmaar

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