Eredivisie round-up: Ajax fall nine points behind PSV after 1-0 defeat by Vitesse Arnhem
Last Updated: 02/02/15 8:38am
Ajax must forget about winning a record fifth Dutch championship in a row for the moment according to coach Frank de Boer, after they lost 1-0 at Vitesse Arnhem on Sunday to fall further behind in the title race.
Uros Durdevic's goal has left Ajax nine points behind PSV and De Boer seething.
"We must first make our play sparkle again and then we can worry about the championship. But at the moment we must not be thinking about the title," he said.
The Serbian striker marked his first goal in the Dutch league six minutes from time with some aplomb, taking the ball on his chest and looping it over defender Niklas Moisander before firing home.
Ajax remain in second place, five points ahead of third-placed Feyenoord who won 2-1 at home to struggling ADO Den Haag.
Lex Immers and Jens Toornstra put Feyenoord ahead after 20 minutes but they allowed Den Haag back into the match when Mike van Duinen scored and had to hold on for the victory.
PEC Zwolle moved back into fourth place after a 2-0 win at Utrecht with goals from Thomas Lam and Stef Nijland.
PEC are one point ahead of AZ Alkmaar, who beat struggling Heracles Almelo 3-1 with a spectacular backheeled goal from American international Aron Johannsson plus two more from Steven Berghuis and Markus Henriksen.