Ajax retain guide in Eredivisie just after second-50 % comeback against PSV

Eran Zahavi celebrates soon after scoring his second target for PSV. Photograph: Maurice van Steen/ANP

Ajax and PSV Eindhoven shared the spoils in a pulsating leading-of-the-table clash in Amsterdam that observed the home side appear back from 2- down.

PSV took a second-moment guide when Eran Zahavi tucked away a backheeled go by Donyell Malen, and the exact same blend were being on hand to double the direct midway through the very first half.

Quincy Promes restored Ajax’s hopes just before 50 percent-time following superior work from Dusan Tadic on the remaining flank, but PSV could have absent into the crack 3-1 ahead if Mohamed Ihattaren’s reduced cross experienced identified Zahavi.

Ajax looked to have levelled the scores early in the next fifty percent when new signing Sébastien Haller identified the web just 5 minutes soon after coming on as a substitute, but VAR replays confirmed the Ivorian was marginally offside. The equaliser arrived a quarter of an hour later as Haller held off two defenders in the penalty place right before environment up Antony to score.

The final result signifies Ajax stay a stage forward of their opponents at the top rated of the Eredivisie, although Feyenoord and Vitesse Arnhem the two won to near to inside of three details of the leaders.

‘It was a weak commence, we ended up as well passive and it wasn’t uncomplicated particularly for a handful of of the youthful players to get into the sport, but they managed it,’ explained Ajax coach Erik 10 Hag, who singled out Tadic, Promes and Nicolás Tagliafico for praise.

Feyenoord received the Rotterdam derby versus Sparta 2- many thanks to an early aim by Lutsharel Geertruida and a 2nd in injuries time from Nicolai Jørgensen, while Matus Bero made the variation for Vitesse with the two targets in an away acquire in Almelo.

AZ Alkmaar missing floor on the prime four as they could only regulate a level at PEC Zwolle, when Groningen were being denied a earn in Utrecht by Gyrano Kerk’s harm-time equaliser.

ADO, VVV win

At the base of the table ADO Den Haag grabbed 3 essential factors with a 1- acquire at RKC Waalwijk, Boy Kemper scoring the only objective with a swerving shot that deceived goalkeeper Kostas Lamprou.

VVV Venlo also boosted their survival prospects as they arrived from at the rear of to claim their initial earn in seven online games from Willem II. Georgios Giakoumakis scored both plans, the initial a penalty and the 2nd a shot from the edge of the region, to plunge the Tilburgers into the relegation zone.

Fortuna Sittard’s revival continued as they gained 3-1 at out-of-variety Heerenveen, who have not won in their past eight league matches.

The results depart Emmen four points adrift at the bottom of the desk and nevertheless trying to get their 1st earn just after they went down 4-1 at home to FC Twente.

Benefits

Saturday

Emmen 1-4 Twente Enschede

Heracles Almelo -2 Vitesse Arnhem

PEC Zwolle 1-1 AZ Alkmaar

RKC Waalwijk -1 ADO Den Haag

Utrecht 2-2 Groningen

Sunday

Ajax 2-2 PSV Eindhoven

Heereneveen 1-3 Fortuna Sittard

Sparta Rotterdam -2 Feyenoord

VVV Venlo 2-1 Willem II Tilburg

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