AZ stay top, Feyenoord stunned

BY foxsports • October 2, 2011

Rasmus Elm scored AZ's first just after half an hour and goals by Adam Maher and Simon Poulsen after the break sealed the victory. Robert Cullen scored a consolation goal for the hosts in stoppage time but it could not lift the gloom over VVV, who have now gone eight games without victory. Darren Maatsen's late brace looked to have earned Excelsior their first league win of the season before Luuk de Jong's last-minute goal earned FC Twente a 2-2 draw in a frenetic last five minutes. Ola John's 33rd-minute strike opened the scoring for Twente before Maatsen scored two goals in two minutes to give the bottom club an unlikely lead in a pulsating final five minutes. However, De Jong's 90th-minute header rescued a draw for the home side, who dominated the match but failed to convert the majority of their chances. ADO Den Haag produced one of the performances of the season so far as they recorded a crushing 3-0 win over title hopefuls Feyenoord. John Verhoek got the visitors off the mark at De Kuip in the 15th minute before brother Wesley added the second on the stroke of half-time. Tjaronn Chery scored the third after the break to give ADO their third win of the season and lift them further away from the relegation zone. FC Groningen moved into the top eight thanks to a 1-0 win over 10-man Ajax, condemning the reigning champions to their first Eredivisie defeat since March. Leandro Bacuna scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot in the 62nd minute after Gregory van der Wiel was sent off for deliberate handball. The result means Ajax slipped six points behind leaders AZ. PSV Eindhoven consigned NEC Nijmegen to their fourth straight defeat when they beat them 2-0 at the De Goffert stadium thanks to two late goals. Zakaria Labyad scored the first in the 85th minute before Tim Matavz sealed the win for PSV two minutes later. The result moves title hopefuls PSV into third place as they leapfrogged Ajax on goal difference.

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