Late de Jong equalizer keeps Twente top
Luuk de Jong struck three minutes from time to earn FC Twente a
1-1 draw against Ajax that keeps them on top of the Eredivisie
Miralem Sulejmani’s 10th-minute goal looked to have given the
hosts a win in the most-anticipated fixture of the season so far –
a result that would have seen them leapfrog the Enschede side and
hit the summit.
But De Jong had other ideas, heading in a Peter Wisgerhof cross
to net a point for his side.
Earlier on Saturday evening, PSV Eindhoven fired a warning to
their title rivals by putting 10-man Roda JC to the sword with a
7-1 victory at Philips Stadion.
Dries Mertens was Roda’s tormentor-in-chief with four goals,
while Ola Toivonen, Kevin Strootman and Tim Matavz were also on
target in a hopelessly one-sided affair.
Roda never recovered from the 19th-minute dismissal of Jagos
Vukovic with the score at 1-0, and Sanharib Malki’s 55th-minute
reply came as scant consolation.
Goals by Oussama Assaidi and Samuel Armenteros ensured the game
between Heerenveen and Heracles ended in a 1-1 draw.
Assaidi put the hosts ahead on the half-hour before Armenteros
equalised with 18 minutes remaining in a game of few clear-cut
Kees Luyckx scored a last-gasp winner as NAC Breda beat 10-man
FC Utrecht 1-0 to record their second league win of the season.
Visitors Utrecht lost Michael Zullo to a second yellow card just
before the break but, despite playing over half the match with a
man less, they looked set to escape with a point.
However, that was until Luyckx popped up in stoppage time to net
the winning goal with the final kick of the match.
ADO Den Haag released the pressure after their poor start to the
season with a comfortable 2-0 win over VVV Venlo.
First-half strikes by John Verhoek and Gabor Horvath gave the
home side a comfortable lead which VVV never looked likely to
The visitors’ best chance came in the 61st minute, but smart
goalkeeping by Gino Coutinho ensured ADO’s second league win of the