Eredivisie wrap: Trio in PSV chase

Twente, Ajax and Groningen kept up the pressure on Eredivisie leaders PSV Eindhoven on Sunday, with all three sides recording wins.

Reigning champions Twente scored a fighting 2-1 home win over struggling Feyenoord to cut PSV’s lead at the top to just a solitary point.

Gill Swerts gave Feyenoord the lead six minutes after half-time, but a goal from Wout Brama levelled proceedings on 76 minutes before substitute striker Bryan Ruiz scored a last-gasp winner to hand Twente all three points.

The win left Feyenoord in 15th place and just four points clear of the relegation zone – a stunning fall from grace for a side regarded as one of the giants of Dutch football and which finished fourth last term.

Elsewhere on Sunday, Ajax held onto third place – six points behind PSV – when they cruised to a 3-0 win away from home against NAC Breda.

Strikes from Siem de Jong and Miralem Sulejmani and an own goal from NAC defender Rob Penders gave Ajax full points at the Rat Verlegh Stadion.

A brace from midfielder Dusan Tadic plus single strikes from Jonas Ivens and Tim Matavz lifted Groningen to a 4-1 win over Heerenveen, leaving them just a point behind Ajax in fourth position.

ADO Den Haag moved into seventh place with a 5-1 away thumping of Excelsior, who had to play most of the match with 10 men when defender Daan Bovenberg was given his marching orders after 24 minutes.

Excelsior took the lead on 13 minutes thanks to a goal from Tim Vincken, but the visitors hit back hard with two goals from Dmitry Bulykin and strikes from Frantisek Kubik, Jens Toornstra and Wesley Verhoek helped seal a convincing win.

The match between De Graafschap and Utrecht was postponed due to a frozen pitch.