SUNDAY’S EREDIVISIE REPORT: WEEK SEVEN

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WEEK SEVEN – SUNDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER 2015

It was a frantic Sunday in the Eredivisie, which saw 15 goals scored across the four matches.

De Graafschap picked up their first point of the season with a 2-2 draw at home to Willem II. The Superboeren fought back valiantly from 2-0 down courtesy of a second half penalty from Cas Peters and an injury time winner from former Ajax man Vincent Vermeij. De Graafschap remain rooted to the bottom of the table but their comeback will be a significant confidence booster ahead of next week’s difficult home fixture with Feyenoord.

Feyenoord defeated PEC Zwolle for the second time in a week with a comfortable 2-0 win at De Kuip. PEC Zwolle were out for revenge after being knocked out of the KNVB Cup by Feynoord three days ago, and they managed to hold the hosts until half time. However, Feyenoord picked up their performance in the second half and goals from former Liverpool man Dirk Kuyt and Eljero Elia were enough to give Feyenoord the victory. The win took Feyenoord into second place, three points behind leaders Ajax.

The game of the day came from the Kyocera Stadium as Den Haag and Excelsior played out an exciting 3-3 draw. Den Haag have been one of the most exciting teams in the Eredivisie this campaign in terms of the number of goals scored and conceded, and this afternoon was no different. Mike Havenaar gave Den Haag the lead after just seven minutes, rifling home from inside the box. Adil Auassar leveled things up on the stroke of half time, before former West Brom full back Gianni Zuiverloon restored Den Haag’s lead after 49 minutes. Auassar scored his and Excesior’s second of the game after 62 minutes after converting Martin Hansen’s through ball. However, Den Haag went in front for the third time after 65 minutes through Havenaar’s second goal of the match. This looked to be the winning goal until Brandley Kuwas struck nine minutes from time to earn Excelsior a share of the spoils.

Elsewhere, FC Twente picked up their first win of the season with a 2-1 victory over Roda JC, who had only lost once before today. Jari Oosterwijk headed home Twente’s first after 25 minutes, before Hakim Ziyech set up Kamohelo Mokotjo just four minutes later. Roda managed to pull a goal back with 81 minutes on the clock through forward Tomi Juric, but it only turned out to be a consolation with Twente picking up all three points, which lifted them out of the relegation zone.

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