PSV close gap in Eredivisie
Six different players got on the scoresheet for the home side, who
were 3-0 up at the break thanks to goals from Kevin Strootman,
Dries Mertens and Zakaria Labyad. Georginio Wijnaldum made it 4-0
at the start of the second half before Nicklas Pedersen replied for
Groningen. But further strikes from Tim Matavz and Ola Toivonen
gave the scoreline an even more one-sided look. A goal by Yuri Rose
four minutes from time saw De Graafschap claim their first away win
of the season with a 2-1 victory at VVV-Venlo. Michael Uchebo put
VVV ahead after 17 minutes, a lead they held until 16 minutes from
the end when Rydell Poepon levelled. The game was heading for a
draw before Rose slotted home as De Graafschap moved five points
ahead of their struggling hosts at the wrong end of the table. NAC
Breda and Heerenveen shared the spoils in an entertaining 2-2 draw.
Filip Djuricic fired Heerenveen ahead just after the half-hour mark
but NAC turned the tables with an Anthony Lurling strike and a
Ramon Zomer own goal giving them the half-time advantage. The
visitors levelled through Darryl Janmaat just past the hour mark.
Mads Junker scored twice in two second-half minutes as Roda JC
comfortably beat Heracles Almelo 3-1. Willy Overtoom pulled one
back for Heracles from the penalty spot after 76 minutes but it was
scant consolation as Sanharib Malki added Roda’s third soon after.