Ajax demolishes Heracles Almelo 6-0 to move top, AZ held

Christian Eriksen scored one and created the other for Siem de

Jong as Ajax demolished Heracles Almelo 6-0 to move top of the

Dutch league.

Previous leader AZ Alkmaar was held to a 2-2 draw at Vitesse

Arnhem.

Lorenzo Ebecilio set up Theo Janssen for the opening goal in the

25th before doubling the lead with a goal three minutes after the

break. Erikson made it 3-0 before De Jong played in Vurnon Anita

for the fourth.

De Jong and then Kolbeinn Sigthorsson – returning as a second

half substitute after five months on the sidelines with an injury

-added goals in the last 18 minutes to complete the rout.

Ajax has 58 points, one more than AZ and three ahead of No. 3 FC

Twente.