Eredivisie wrap: Twente, Ajax close in on PSV

Twente cut PSV Eindhoven’s lead at the top of the Eredivisie to just one point on Sunday with a 2-1 home win over VVV Venlo.

That result, plus PSV being held to a 2-2 draw at NEC Nijmegen, means the reigning champions are only a point behind PSV with eight games to play.

Ola John secured the win for Twente with a goal six minutes from full-time, after Wout Brama had cancelled out Ferry de Regt’s fourth-minute opener for the visitors.

PSV, meanwhile, will be ruing Ramon Zomer’s 90th-minute equaliser for NEC.

Leroy George put NEC 1-0 up four minutes before half-time but Balazs Dzsudzsak struck back for the visitors three minutes later and Jeremain Lens had them 2-1 in front just after the hour mark before Zomer’s late intervention.

Elsewhere on Sunday, Ajax kept up the pressure on the top two with a 3-1 win at bottom side Willem.

Ajax were surprisingly behind at half-time after Rangelo Janga opened the scoring on the 19-minute mark, but a Siem de Jong goal levelled proceedings just after the break.

The turning point came on 73 minutes when Willem substitute Denis Halilovic tackled Jan Vertonghen crudely and was given his marching orders.

Ajax made their numerical advantage count and Vertonghen put them ahead after 80 minutes and Christian Eriksen sealed the win two minutes from the end.

Feyenoord climbed to 11th with a 2-1 win at home over NAC Breda.

Luc Castaignos put the home side ahead just before the half-hour mark, but NAC struck back through Julian Jenner and a draw seemed likely until Stefan de Vrij scored just two minutes from the end to delight the home fans.

And De Graafschap moved further away from the relegation zone with a 1-0 win over ADO Den Haag, thanks to a 10th-minute goal from Rydell Poepon.

 


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