Jurgen Locadia did Eredivisie leaders Feyenoord a favour by firing PSV Eindhoven to a 1-0 win over the Rotterdammers' title rivals Ajax.
PSV missed out on the chance to close the gap at the top of the Eredivisie after they were held to a 1-1 draw at ADO Den Haag.
PSV Eindhoven moved up to second place in the Eredivisie after a 2-0 win at Sparta Rotterdam.
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.