VVV almost stun PSV as Feyenoord and Heerenveen win
Last Updated: September 11, 2011 5:58pm
PSV Eindhoven snatched a point in a topsy-turvy clash away to VVV Venlo as Feyenoord and Heerenveen enjoyed wins in the Eredivisie.
Dutch giants PSV had let slip a comfortable lead to be in danger of suffering a shock defeat at VVV before Wilfred Bouma salvaged a 3-3 draw.
First-half goals from striker Ola Toivonen and summer signing Dries Mertens had PSV in command until VVV rallied after the interval.
Within nine minutes of the start of the second half, the home side were in front as Ferry de Regt, Uche Nwofor and Maya Yoshida all found the net.
Click on the links below for individual stats:Heerenveen 3 Groningen 0
NAC Breda 1 Feyenoord 3
VVV Venlo 3 PSV Eindhoven 3
Excelsior 2 Utrecht 3
However, VVV's hopes of a first win of the season were dashed on 76 minutes by former Aston Villa defender Bouma before the hosts finished with ten men when Alexander Emenike was sent off for a second bookable offence seven minutes from time.
Feyenoord maintained their unbeaten start to the campaign by coming from behind to win 3-1 at NAC Breda, who have now picked up just one point from five games.
NAC enjoyed a dream start when Robbert Schilder scored after just seven minutes, but Feyenoord were level on 37 minutes through Otman Bakkal.
Karim El Ahmadi put Feyenoord in front on the hour mark and substitute John Guidetti, who is on loan from Manchester City, made the game safe with a penalty three minutes from time.
Heerenveen claimed a first Eredivisie win of the season after a 3-0 success at home over Groningen.
Bas Dost made the breakthrough on the stroke of half-time before second-half goals from Oussama Assaidi and Filip Djuricic put the game beyond Groningen's reach.
Bottom club Excelsior continue to await a first victory after slipping to a 3-2 home defeat at the hands of Utrecht.
Excelsior took a fifth minute lead through Jason Oost, but Utrecht were in front by half-time following goals from Nana Asare and Ismo Vorstermans.
Samuel Scheimann was sent off for the hosts five minutes into the second half and Asare scored his second for Utrecht before Joost Broerse scored a 70th minute consolation for Excelsior.