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.