Eredivisie round-up: PSV win seven-goal thriller, Ajax lose to Utrecht
Last Updated: 05/11/17 10:51pm
Stefan Thesker scored an injury-time own goal as Eredivisie leaders PSV Eindhoven moved eight points clear with a dramatic 4-3 win over FC Twente.
PSV had been pegged back three times at the Philips Stadion and looked to be heading for a draw until Twente captain Thesker inadvertently diverted Jurgen Locadia's cross past goalkeeper Jorn Brondeel a minute into stoppage time.
German defender Thesker had earlier equalised Locadia's opener before Twente again drew level when Thomas Lam cancelled out a penalty from PSV's Marco van Ginkel.
Luuk de Jong then made it 3-2 to the hosts before Finnish midfielder Fredrik Jensen appeared to have earned the 14th-placed visitors a point, only for Thesker's late mistake to deny them.
Victory extended PSV's advantage at the top after second-placed Ajax's four-match winning run was brought to an end by a surprise 2-1 home defeat to Utrecht.
Moroccan midfielder Zakaria Labyad scored twice for Utrecht, finishing at the second attempt for the opener before sidestepping Donny van de Beek in the area to slot the winner into the bottom-right corner six minutes from time.
Marcel Keizer's Ajax had drawn level in the 40th minute when defender Nick Viergever poked home Matthijs de Ligt's knockdown.
Elsewhere, champions Feyenoord were reliant on Karim El Ahmadi's late leveller as they rescued a 2-2 draw at local rivals ADO Den Haag.
Denmark striker Nicolai Jorgensen put the Rotterdam club ahead with an early glancing header before goals from Den Haag captain Aaron Meijers and Ivory Coast defender Wilfried Kanon turned the game in the hosts' favour.
But Giovanni van Bronckhorst's side - who are now four league games without victory - salvaged a point with four minutes remaining when captain El Ahmadi burst into the box and beat goalkeeper Robert Zwinkels.
In Sunday's other game, Vitesse Arnhem were held to a goalless draw at home to Zwolle.