WEEK 5 – Saturday 31st August 2013
PSV were held at home by new boys SC Cambuur on their big anniversary day, as Go Ahead Eagles keep flying towards the top end of the division.
FC TWENTE 1-1 HEERENVEEN
FC Twente escaped with a 1-1 draw at home to Marco van Basten’s Heerenveen as Swede defender Rasmus Bengtsson struck a late equaliser.
FC Twente were in control of the majority of the game as Heerenveen, without star striker Alfred Finnbogason due to a toe injury, took the lead through midfielder Joey Van der Berg score on 64 minutes.
The draw means both sides are locked just outside the top two positions.
HERACLES 1-0 ADO DEN HAAG
Heracles managed to hold on to their lead this week as they beat ADO Den Haag 1-0 at home.
ADO are in the middle of a poor run, only winning one of the last five games and it was the hosts that dominated.
Australian left-back Jason Davidson got the only goal of the game on the half-hour mark with Heracles failing to add to that goal, but remaining comfortable throughout.
RKC WAALWIJK 1-4 GO AHEAD EAGLES
Go Ahead Eagles are still soaring as Erik Falkenburg hit a hat-trick in the 4-1 defeat of RKC Waalwijk.
The former Jong Oranje international joined the Eagles on loan from AZ Alkmaar in early August and opened his account in fine style as they secured their second win of the season.
After notching two first-half goals, the 25-year-old completed his hat trick midway through the second half, while Marnix Kolder added a fourth goal from the penalty spot.
Denzel Slager pulled one back three minutes from time for Waalwijk, which has earned just one point from its last three games.
PSV 0-0 SC CAMBUUR
PSV’s anniversary celebrations were spoiled as they were held to a 0-0 home draw by newly promoted Eredivisie rivals SC Cambuur in the evening game.
The Eindhoven side were celebrating their 100th year in football, and could have gone top with a win, but Philip Cocu’s side slipped to their fourth consecutive game in all competitions without a win.
PSV had the most of possession and fired in more shots than their opponents, but a lack of accuracy cost both sides as they each only managed two on target.
PSV were eliminated from the Champions League in Wednesday’s play-off by Milan and will hope they come back from the international break reinvigorated as they ready themselves for a championship battle and a Europa League campaign.
REMAINDER OF WEEK 5 FIXTURES
SUNDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER
FC GRONINGEN vs. AJAX
PEC ZWOLLE vs. FC UTRECHT
AZ ALKMAAR vs. VITESSE
FEYENOORD vs. RODA JC
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