HOOGENDORP BRACE DOWNS FEYENOORD
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Both goals came from Rick Hoogendorp, the second a penalty on the hour mark that condemned Feyenoord to a defeat that leaves them seven points adrift of leaders PSV Eindhoven.
A late goal by Mahamoud Diarra gave Vitesse Arnhem a 1-0 win at FC Groningen.
Sparta Rotterdam remain deep in trouble after falling to a 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Utrecht, courtesy of a Dirk Kuyt goal on 11 minutes.
Ajax missed the chance to close the gap on Feyenoord in second place after they were beaten 1-0 at NEC Nijmegen.
Macedonian striker Georgi Hristov was the hero for the home side grabbing the winner in the 58th minute with a fine indivdual strike.
The former Barnsley man dribbled through the Ajax defence before cooly tucking the ball out of goalkeeper Fred Grim's reach and into the net to give NEC a deserved victory.
Ajax were disappointing throughout failing to create many clear goalscoring opportunities and their misery was compounded by a hamstring injury picked up by key defender Christian Chivu in the 40th minute.