By Stephen Bateman
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Klaas Huntelaar claimed a hat-trick as Ajax hammered Sparta Rotterdam 6-0.
Klaas Jan Huntelaar claimed a hat-trick as Ajax hammered Sparta Rotterdam 6-0.
Nourdin Boukhari (5 & 14) started the demolition with two early goals before Huntelaar claimed his first after 40 minutes. Thomas Vermaelen (53) made it 4-0 before Huntelaar completed his triple whammy with two more goals in the 56th and 62nd minutes.
Feyenoord maintained second place with a 3-0 win over Utrecht courtesy of Dirk Kuyt's 50th minute effort, which was sandwiched between a Salomon Kalou brace (41 & 90).
RKC Waalwijk secured a 3-0 win over struggling ADO Den Haag with goals from Benjamin De Ceulaer (30) and Dominique van Dijk (57 & 71).
Heracles remain in relegation trouble after losing 2-0 at Twente Enschede. Sharbel Touma (21) and Patrick Gerritsen (53) claimed the goals at the Arke Stadion.