PSV Eindhoven beat Vitesse 1-0 to close the gap on second-placed Ajax to a point and move five behind leaders Feyenoord.
Feyenoord maintained their four-point lead at the top of the Eredivisie table with a comfortable 5-2 win over AZ Alkmaar.
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.
Eredivisie leaders Feyenoord extended their unbeaten league run to 11 games with a 1-0 win over ADO Den Haag on Sunday.
Feyenoord won their eighth Eredivisie game in a row as they beat FC Groningen 2-0 on Saturday to extend their lead at the top to eight points.