FC Twente continued their 100% start to the Eredivisie season and there were also wins for Vitesse, Feyenoord and PSV.
Last Updated: 26/08/12 5:53pm
FC Twente continued their 100% start to the Eredivisie season and moved top of the fledgling standings with a 3-1 win at NEC Nijmegen.
First-half goals from Luc Castaignos, Dmitri Bulykin and a Leroy Fer penalty did the damage for Twente, with Evander Sno's 77th-minute strike providing scant consolation for NEC.
The result moved Steve McClaren's side onto nine points from three games - two points ahead of champions Ajax, Vitesse Arnhem, RKC Waalwijk and Feyenoord.
Vitesse and Feyenoord continued their promising starts to the campaign by also clinching victories on the road.
Jonathan Reis' brace was enough for Vitesse to sink Willem II 2-0 in Tilburg, while Feyenoord were 2-1 winners at Heracles Almelo.
Darryl Janmaat and Lex Immers scored at either end of the first half to put the Rotterdammers in the ascendancy, with Lerin Duarte's goal seven minutes after the interval restoring hope for the hosts but they could not find an equaliser.
PSV Eindhoven picked up their second win of the season with a 3-1 success against FC Groningen at the Euroborg.
Atiba Hutchinson set the visitors on their way seven minutes before half-time and second-half goals from Dries Mertens and substitute Memphis Depay put the result beyond doubt before Mitchell Schet reduced the deficit a minute from time.
Finally, AZ Alkmaar and Heerenveen had to settle for a point apiece after a goalless draw at the AFAS Stadion.
The hosts went closest to breaking the deadlock when United States striker Jozy Altidore crashed an effort against the underside of the bar 12 minutes before half-time, but they were reduced to 10 men eight minutes from the end when substitute Johann Berg Gudmundsson saw red.