Go Ahead Eagles can only strive for a play-off place in their unlikely bid to avoid relegation after they were beaten 3-2 by Groningen.
PSV Eindhoven moved up to second place in the Eredivisie after a 2-0 win at Sparta Rotterdam.
ADO Den Haag boosted their hopes of survival in the Eredivisie with a 1-0 home victory against NEC on Saturday.
Mathias Pogba struck the game's only goal as Sparta Rotterdam became the first team this year to beat Feyenoord in the Eredivisie.
Utrecht came from two goals down to win 3-2 at Groningen to record a fourth win in the last five Eredivisie matches.
Ajax kept up the pressure on Eredivisie leaders Feyenoord with a 2-0 victory against Sparta Rotterdam on Sunday.