Eredivisie: Feyenoord beat PSV Eindhoven to stay five clear at top
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 26/02/17 8:20pm
Feyenoord scored late to beat PSV Eindhoven 2-1 and maintain their five-point lead at the top of the Eredivisie.
Jan-Arie van der Heijden's 82nd-minute header settled a hectic De Kuip contest, with goal-line technology determining the ball had crossed the line by a matter of millimetres.
Jens Toornstra rewarded a fast Feyenoord start when he smashed home Terence Kongolo's ninth-minute cross.
PSV had won their previous six games but they created little until Gaston Pereiro equalised after 62 minutes.
Pereiro curled home a 20-yard shot off a post, the first goal Feyenoord had conceded in 2017.
Santiago Arias twice cleared Eric Botteghin headers off the PSV line and Steven Berghuis struck a post for the hosts.
But Feyenoord were not to be denied and Van der Heijden secured a 10th successive league win to move them 11 points clear of third-placed PSV.
Ajax remain five points adrift of Feyenoord after beating Heracles Almelo 4-1.
Kasper Dolberg put Ajax ahead midway through the first half, but Samuel Armenteros equalised within two minutes.
But second half goals from Matthijs de Ligt - the 17-year-old's first senior goal - Davinson Sanchez and Bertrand Traore secured a seventh straight win for Ajax.
Fifth-placed AZ Alkmaar were held 1-1 at home by PEC Zwolle.
AZ were humbled 7-1 by Lyon in the Europa League on Thursday and there appeared to be a hangover from that thrashing when Ryan Thomas put Zwolle ahead straight after half-time.
But Fred Friday spared AZ blushes when he met Levi Garcia's cross nine minutes from time.
Vitesse Arnhem won 3-1 at struggling Go Ahead Eagles to move into seventh spot.
Ricky van Wolfswinkel's 11th goal of the season gave Vitesse the lead after 29 minutes before Navarone Foor (52) and Milot Rashica (80) scored.
Daniel Crowley claimed a late consolation, but the Eagles remain in the bottom three.