Go Ahead Eagles can only strive for a play-off place in their unlikely bid to avoid relegation after they were beaten 3-2 by Groningen.
Three points separate Feyenoord and Ajax at the top of the Eredivisie after the latter toppled the former 2-1 on Sunday.
PSV Eindhoven beat Vitesse 1-0 to close the gap on second-placed Ajax to a point and move five behind leaders Feyenoord.
Mathias Pogba struck the game's only goal as Sparta Rotterdam became the first team this year to beat Feyenoord in the Eredivisie.
Utrecht came from two goals down to win 3-2 at Groningen to record a fourth win in the last five Eredivisie matches.
Title-chasing PSV Eindhoven triumphed 4-2 at AZ Alkmaar on Saturday, while Go Ahead Eagles and Heracles also won.