Vitesse Arnhem win fifth in a row to stay level with Ajax at top of Eredivisie
Vitesse Arnhem win fifth in a row to stay level with Ajax at top of Eredivisie

Vitesse Arnhem win fifth in a row to stay level with Ajax at top of Eredivisie. Sparta managed their first win of the season at RKC Waalwijk.

Ajax and Vitesse remain level on points at the summit of the Eredivisie as all five of the top teams won at the weekend.

Ajax’s visit to Utrecht ended in a comfortable 3-0 win, but it took until midway through the second half for the Amsterdammers to break the deadlock when an unmarked Davy Klaassen fired in his fourth goal of the season.

In a lacklustre game, Dusan Tadic put away a penalty awarded for a challenge on Lassina Traore before Quincy Promes secured the points when he latched on to Klaassen’s deep cross in injury time.

Vitesse overcame struggling Emmen 3-1 with two goals in the first half by Oussame Tannane, a penalty and a low strike from outside the penalty area. Despite the sending-off of Riechedly Bazoer just before the half-hour mark for a heavy tackle on Sergio Pena, Vitesse took a three-goal advantage into the break through Lois Openda.

Emmen pulled one back in the second half through Michael de Leeuw, but some fine goalkeeping by Remko Pasveer on his 37th birthday kept the Drenthe side at bay.

Results

Friday

  • Fortuna Sittard 2-2 PEC Zwolle

Saturday

  • ADO Den Hag 2-4 Twente Enschede
  • RKC Waalwijk 0-2 Sparta Rotterdam
  • VVV Venlo 3-2 Heracles Almelo

Sunday

  • Heerenveen 0-3 AZ Alkmaar
  • Feyenoord 2-0 Groningen
  • PSV Eindhoven 3-0 WIllem II Tilburg
  • Utrecht 0-3 Ajax
  • Vitesse Arnhem 3-1 Emmen

Credit: DutchNews.nl

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