PSV Eindhoven established a two-point lead at the top of the Eredivisie by beating NAC Breda while FC Twente slipped up at home to NEC Nijmegen.
PSV and defending champion Twente went into the 24th round level on points but Michel Preud'homme's men, who kicked off at lunchtime, could only manage a 1-1 draw at home to mid-table NEC.
Niki Zimling gave the visitor a seventh-minute lead and
PSV Eindhoven capitalised with a 4-1 win although it was made to work hard by a NAC Breda side which played for 75 minutes with 10 men following the dismissal of
Jeremain Lens made it 2-1 two minutes later, though, and
Ajax consolidated third spot with a 1-0 win over VVV-Venlo -
Two goals in the final 10 minutes salvaged a point for ADO Den Haag at home to Feyenoord to deny the struggling Rotterdammer outfit a first away win of the Eredivisie season.
However, the fifth-placed host had other ideas and avoided defeat thanks to late goals from
Second-half goals from Wilfried Bony and