PSV go seven clear
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Dutch international Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink netted the all-important winning goal for the home side after just nine minutes to send them seven points clear of Ajax.
RBC Roosendaal moved out of the bottom four with a priceless 2-1 win over fellow strugglers Excelsior.
The visitors suffered a blow when Juan Viedma was sent off after just 26 minutes, but RBC made light of their numerical disadvantage taking the lead a minute after the break through Henk Vos.
Brett Holman levelled for the hosts on 70 minutes and the game looked set to end in a draw until Sander Keller popped up with the winner for RBC two minutes from time.
Roda climbed into fourth spot with a comfortable 2-0 win over nine-man Twente Enschede.
Edriss Sonko opened the scoring after 39 minutes and the visitors' hopes of getting back into the game suffered a blow when Jaak Polak was dismissed on 63 minutes.
Twente were reduced to nine men ten minutes from time when Jeroen Heubach saw red.
Roda wrapped up the win with Tom Soetaers netting the second in the dying moments.
Vitesse Arnhem battled back from two goals down to earn a valuable 2-2 draw with AZ Alkmaar.
Kenneth Perez gave the visitors the lead on 34 minutes and things got worse for the hosts when Dejan Stefanovic was sent off a minute after the break.
Michael Buskermolen doubled AZ's lead on 72 minutes but Matthew Amoah pulled one back for Vitesse three minutes later from the penalty spot.
Michael Jansen completed Vitesse's comeback netting an 85th minute equaliser to deny AZ.
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