By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
AZ Alkmaar and Ajax maintained their 100 percent starts to the new Eredivisie season.
AZ Alkmaar and Ajax maintained their 100 percent starts to the new Eredivisie season after wins on Sunday.
Leaders AZ got goals from former Rangers man Shota Arveladze (31 - pictured) and Stijn Schaars (80) to record a 2-0 away win over NEC Nijmegen.
Ajax made easy work of their home clash with ten-man Vitesse Arnhem, as a Klaas Jan Huntelaar brace and a strike from Roger gave the Amsterdammers a 3-0 victory.
Ruud Knol was sent off for serious foul play for Vitesse in the second half.
Third-place Groningen came from a goal down to defeat Heracles Almelo 2-1.
Heracles took the lead in the first minute through an Arnold Kruiswijk own-goal before Groningen equalised through Koen van de Laak (62).
Groningen claimed all three points seven minutes later, as Yevgeny Levchenko converted a penalty for the home victory.
Five first-half goals gave Utrecht a 5-0 home success over lowly RKC Waalwijk.
Marc-Antoine Fortune (15) opened the scoring before braces from Peter Kopteff (20, 41) and Tim Cornelisse (29, 43) sealed the rout before the break.
Finally, Feyenoord took the local bragging rights after seeing off Rotterdam rivals Sparta 4-1.
A brace from Nicky Hofs (10, 14), a Theo Lucius penalty (85) and a late Ali Boussaboun strike (88) were enough to claim the points away from De Kuip.
Yannis Anastasiou's penalty (17) was a mere consolation for Sparta, who had Wouter Gudde sent off for a deliberate hand ball on 61 minutes.