Wilfried Bony claimed a hat-trick but Vitesse missed the chance to take top spot in the Eredivisie as it was held to a draw by visiting Heerenveen.
Bony (53, 70) and
Arnold Kruiswijk saw red for Heerenveen just three minutes later and Bony added his third from the penalty spot.
The point puts Vitesse level with FC Twente, having played one game more.
Heracles scored a 3-0 away win over second bottom PEC Zwolle, its second success of the season.
Roda JC also won 3-0 in its home clash against VVV Venlo.
RKC Waalwijk drew 0-0 at Willem II.