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AZ beat Utrecht 2-1 to keep Eredivisie lead with top 4 win

Yukinari Sugawara (right) celebrates scoring AZ’s second goal.Photo: ANP/Ed van de Pol

AZ Alkmaar took charge in Utrecht to maintain their lead in the Eredivisie on a weekend in which the top four teams all won.

The league’s only undefeated team advanced after 31 minutes A long-range shot from Myron van Bredelord stopped Japanese defender Yukinari Sugawara midway through the second half in a move that worked well.

Ajax are still recovering from the mid-week humiliation of losing to Napoli in the Champions League. Survived the late-game counterattack by bottom club Volendam.

The champions appeared to be cruising when Bryan Broby put them ahead 3-0 in the 64th minute, but ten minutes later Lekuncio Siefuk’s shot slid under Remko Pasbia and Carell with four minutes to go.・Aiting left it at home.

Volendam were denied an equalizer when Henk Biermann put the ball into the net from an offside position before Davy Klaasen scored Ajax’s fourth from a deep breakaway move in stoppage time.

Cody Gakpo second half strike It was enough to give PSV their first win at Heerenveen For more than a decade, they have kept Ruud van Nistelrooy’s team within two points of the leaders.


Fourth-placed Feyenoord beats in-form Twente A fierce fighting contest with two moments At the end of the first half. The away side struggled after Orkun Kökcü scored the first goal over the wall of Twente before his striker Vaclav Cerny was sent off for a high tackle.

Twente’s hopes of a point were dashed in the 64th minute when David Hanko headed the rebound for the Feyenoord Colors.

The two teams that flipped the formbook last week, Go Ahead Eagles and Cambuur Leeuwarden, couldn’t repeat fireworks They drew 0-0 at Deventer.

RKC Wahlwake An eventful match in Groningen The home side was down to 10 men when Ladinio Vulker went red after beating Roy Kuipers in the penalty area after just 37 minutes.

Dario van der Buis equalized with a spot-kick before Mika Viereto scored two goals in the second half to score the points.

Sparta move up to 6th place 3-1 win over Emmen NEC, courtesy of the late striker by Bart Vriends and Mario Engels Share points in 7 consecutive games Against Excelsior.



Groningen 2-3 RKC Waalwijk


NEC Nijmegen 1-1 Excelsior

Sparta Rotterdam 3-1 Emmen.

Volendam 2-4 Ajax.


Feyenoord 2-0 Twente Enschede.

Go Ahead Eagles 0-0 Camburg Leeuwarden

Heerenveen 0-1 PSV Eindhoven

Utrecht 1-2 AZ Alkmaar.

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