By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
AZ Alkmaar have surged into second as Ajax were held at RKC Waalwijk.
AZ Alkmaar surged into second in the Eredivisie table as Ajax were held at RKC Waalwijk.
Louis van Gaal's AZ have closed to within two points of leaders PSV after thumping NAC Breda 4-1.
Rob Penders equalised Danny Koevermans' opener for the visitors, but it was all AZ in the second half.
Substitute Nourdin Boukhari restored AZ's lead with Maarten Martens' penalty securing the win before Koevermans' second added the icing on the cake.
Ajax missed the chance to move level with PSV at the summit of the Eredivisie table after being held 2-2 at RKC Waalwijk.
Gabri opened the scoring only for Jan Vertonghen to equalise for the home side within a minute.
Wesley Sneijder's (pictured) goal looked for long periods like being enough to beat RKC until Ruud Berger levelled matters in the 71st minute.
Twente are now four points behind AZ after being held to a 1-1 draw with lowly Heracles Almelo.
Igor Gluscevic gave the visitors an early lead, but Karim El Ahmadi ensured the points were shared.
Feyenoord were surprisingly thumped 4-0 at home by FC Groningen.
The game was scoreless at half-time, but Goran Lovre and Koen van de Laak bagged second half braces as Groningen ran riot.
Tom Caluwe, Hans Somers and Tim Cornelisse all scored at Utrecht eased to a 3-0 success over Willem II.