PSV close gap at top rated of Eredivisie as Utrecht inflict shock defeat on Ajax

Ibrahim Sangaré celebrates his intention for PSV from Sparta. Image: ANP/Olaf Kraak

PSV Eindhoven have shut the gap on Eredivisie leaders Ajax to a issue after Roger Schmidt’s aspect had been the only one particular of the prime four to win at the weekend.

It took 82 minutes for PSV to crack down Sparta Rotterdam, when a shot by Ibrahim Sangaré discovered the prime corner. Ryan Thomas included a next 4 minutes later right before Lennart Thy pulled a goal back for Sparta just right before the remaining whistle.

Utrecht inflicted Ajax’s 1st league defeat in 30 matches many thanks to a aim by former Ajax academy player Django Warmerdam 13 minutes from time. Goalkeeper Maarten Paes executed heroics to preserve the people out, notably a triple save early in the next half from Sébastian Haller and Dusan Tadic.

The outcome pushed Utrecht up to 3rd spot in the desk forward of Feyenoord and Willem II, who also missing more than the weekend.

Lois Opieda twice pounced on defensive faults to gain Vitesse a 2-1 acquire over Feyenoord, for whom Guus Til bagged his sixth of the season to transfer to the top of the goalscoring charts. Vitesse ended the match with 9 gentlemen as Matús Bero and Thomas Buitink have been sent off through 14 minutes of injury time.

Willem II seemed to have their way again from 2- down at Heracles when they scored two times in the past 24 minutes, only to concede a 94th-moment intention to Ismail Azzouai.

AZ earn once again

AZ Alkmaar clocked up their third get in seven times with a 3-1 victory at Cambuur Leeuwarden. Owen Wijndal established up the opener for Dani de Wit prior to adding the next with a run from the midway line. Jordy Clasie’s neat complete sealed the factors early in the 2nd fifty percent.

That final result allowed Heerenveen to overtake their Frisian neighbours with a 1- victory at bottom side PEC Zwolle, whose captain Bram van Polen made the decision the sport with an have intention following 63 minutes.

NEC Nijmegen defeat Fortuna Sittard 3-1 in Limburg to carry on their extraordinary get started to the time, with a purpose and two helps for Jonathan Okita.

RKC Waalwijk and Go Ahead Eagles shared the details in their 1st Eredivisie assembly for 20 a long time, even though Groningen v FC Twente also finished all square to keep the northerners in the base three.

Final results

Friday

Groningen 1-1 Twente Enschede

Saturday

Fortuna Sittard 1-3 NEC Nijmegen

Heracles Almelo 3-2 Willem II Tilburg

PEC Zwolle -1 Heerenveen

RKC Waalwijk 1-1 Go Forward Eagles

Sunday

Ajax -1 Utrecht

Cambuur Leeuwarden 1-3 AZ Alkmaar

PSV Eindhoven 2-1 Sparta Rotterdam

Vitesse Arnhem 2-1 Feyenoord

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