Ruiz and Janko win it for Twente

Bryan Ruiz cancelled out Bas Sibum’s opener and Marc Janko put the

visitors in front for the first time in the 40th minute. A Ruiz

penalty gave them a two-goal cushion going into half-time, and that

was re-established by Janko 11 minutes from time after Bjorn

Vleminckx had pulled one back. FC Groningen missed the chance to

move to within a point of the summit as they went down 1-0 at Roda

JC. Arnaud Sutchuin-Djoum scored the only goal of the game in the

40th minute as Roda claimed their first win in six matches. The

result kept Groningen in third place and moved sixth-placed Roda to

within two points of their opponents. Kolbeinn Sigthorsson grabbed

a 90th-minute equaliser to earn AZ Alkmaar a 2-2 home draw with

Heerenveen. Pontus Wernbloom had given AZ a seventh-minute

advantage, but second-half goals from Mika Vayrynen and Daryl

Janmaat looked to have given the visitors the points. Sigthorsson

had other ideas, though, and earned his side a point that moves

them into fourth place. Willem II fans finally saw their side claim

a point at home this season but a draw with Excelsior did little to

alleviate their struggles at the foot of the table. The Koning

Willem II Stadion faithful had seen seven defeats from seven home

matches before this evening and that looked like becoming eight

when Kaj Ramsteijn put the Rotterdam side ahead six minutes into

the second period. But Yevgeni Levchenko struck two minutes from

time to give a little respite to the home support.