PSV took full advantage of Ajax’s slump with a comfortable 3-0 win over NEC at home to close the gap on the Eredivisie leaders to one point.
Anwar El Ghazi gave the home team the first goal 18 minutes after putting away Cody Gakpo’s cross.
Luke de Jong showed nerves of steel to strike a penalty just after half-time, and after a lengthy delay until video referees confirmed a foul on Philip Sandler, English winger Noni Madueke pulled out of injury. set again in the second third before celebrating his comeback.
AZ rises to 3rd place beat lower Volendam 2-1 Despite being reduced to ten men when Dani De Witt was sent off after just 14 minutes for a hard tackle on Robert Mullen.
Six minutes later, Jens Odgard’s shot deflected over Filip Stankovic’s head to give AZ the lead before Tijani Reinders doubled the lead on a counterattack just before half-time. Woldendam’s only reaction after the break was a close-range volley by Henk Biermann.
Two of Steijn
Twente also remained on the hunt 3 consecutive league titles Against RKC thanks to two goals from Sem Steijn. The 20-year-old made his season tally to four, despite starting only two games due to a spell forced on the sidelines recovering from a concussion.
Sparta received Julio Velázquez’s first loss as Fortuna Sittard’s coach Since taking office in mid-September, 3 wins and 2 draws. Arno Verscheuren scored his two goals, Vito van Crooij scored his kick from the penalty, and Tijani Noslin’s early shot from him sent the Spartans back.
Utrecht 2-1 win over Heerenveen Sidney van Hooydonk put Sidney van Hooydonk ahead in the first half, missing several chances to extend their lead, but was punished by loose defense from Anastasios Douvikas and Modibo Sagnan.
Go Ahead Eagles 3-1 Excelsior
Heerenveen 1-2 Utrecht.
Sparta Rotterdam 3-1 Fortuna Sittard.
AZ Alkmaar 2-1 Vordendamm
Emmen 0-0 Groningen.
PSV Eindhoven 3-0 NEC Nijmegen
Twente Enschede 2-0 RKC Waalwijk
Ajax v Vitesse Arnhem (9 November)
Feyenoord v Camburg Leeuwarden (10 November)
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