By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ajax failed to take advantage of ten men as they were held to a 0-0 draw at AZ Alkmaar.Ajax failed to take advantage of their numerical superiority as they were held to a 0-0 draw at AZ Alkmaar.
The reigning Eredivisie champions maintained their unbeaten start to the domestic season with the result, but now trail leaders PSV Eindhoven by four points.
The visitors could find no way past a stubborn AZ defence despite their task seemingly being made easier on 68 minutes.
Kew Jaliens, who only came on as a substitute six minutes earlier, was dismissed for violent conduct, but it made no difference to the outcome.
Feyenoord recovered from an early setback to crush Den Bosch 4-2 at De Kuip, after the visitors had taken a third minute lead through Brayton Biekman.
The hosts responded before the break with Salomon Kalou equalising on 24 minutes and Dirk Kuyt converting a penalty on 35 minutes.
Goals in the second half from Kalou again and Romeo Castelen extended the advantage before Den Bosch notched a late penalty from Koen van de Laak.
Utrecht produced a stunning comeback in the final half hour to beat RKC Waalwijk 3-2 at home.
The visitors looked on course for the points when Eddy Putter's double on 26 and 56 minutes had RKC firmly in command.
Hans van de Haar started the fightback on the hour mark before substitute Hans Somer levelled on 68 minutes.
Van de Haar was the hero for Utrecht, as he popped up with the winner just seven minutes from time.
Georgios Samaras netted a last minute winner, as Heerenveen edged to a home success over ADO Den Haag.
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