PSV pegged back by plucky Sparta

Otman Bakkal fired PSV in front at the Philips Stadion on Sunday

after 14 minutes and that looked to be enough to earn the leaders

their 20th win of the season. But Rydell Poepon’s left-footed

strike in the third minute of stoppage time secured Sparta an

unlikely 1-1 draw. Second-placed FC Twente took full advantage of

the result with a 1-0 victory over Willem II. Peter Wisgerhof’s

goal nine minutes after the interval was all that separated the

sides to move the Enschede club onto the coat-tails of PSV. Ajax

consolidated third place with a 4-0 rout of struggling Vitesse

Arnhem. Siem De Jong scored twice for the Amsterdam club with Luis

Suarez’s strike and a Paul Verhaegh own goal ensuring a comfortable

win. Vitesse are now just a point ahead of third-from-bottom ADO

Den Haag, who scored in stoppage time to claim a 2-2 draw at

Feyenoord. The Rotterdam club had come from behind with strikes

from Georginio Wijnaldum and Jon Dahl Tomasson giving them the edge

after Giovanni van Bronckhorst had put through his own net early

on. But Danny Buijs headed home three minutes into stoppage time to

secure ADO a welcome point.