By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
AZ Alkmaar reclaimed second spot, as Ajax suffered a surprise defeat to Heerenveen.
AZ Alkmaar reclaimed second spot in the Eredivisie, as Ajax suffered a surprise home defeat to Heerenveen.
Twente Enschede had moved closest to leaders PSV Eindhoven with victory on Friday, but AZ responded with a thumping 4-0 win at Utrecht.
Maarten Martens broke the deadlock on 19 minutes and former Rangers striker Shota Arveladze scored the second just three minutes later.
Substitute Moussa Dembele notched the third on 68 minutes, just 60 seconds after coming on, and Danny Koevermans completed the rout on 86 minutes.
Ajax could have gone second with a home win over Heerenveen, but Lasse Nilsson's 18th minute goal stunned the Amsterdam ArenA.
Veteran striker Pierre van Hooijdonk climbed off the bench to rescue a 1-1 draw for Feyenoord at home to Roda JC Kerkrade.
Sekou Cisse put Roda ahead on 57 minutes, but Van Hooijdonk pounced for the equaliser six minutes from time.
Heracles Almelo boosted their survival prospects with a 3-1 home victory over bottom club ADO Den Haag.
Rob Maas' penalty put Heracles ahead on 36 minutes, but Den Haag drew level through the veteran Michael Mols on 68 minutes.
Igor Gluscevic restored Heracles' lead on 77 minutes and substitute Karim Bridji made the points safe on 83 minutes.