Eredivisie round-up: PSV go 10 points clear after victory over Sparta Rotterdam
Last Updated: 10/02/18 10:35pm
Steven Bergwijn scored twice as Eredivisie leaders PSV Eindhoven extended their lead to 10 points following a 2-1 comeback victory over bottom side Sparta Rotterdam.
Kenneth Dougall's early header gave the home side a sixth-minute lead at Sparta-Stadion and a brief hope of moving up the table with an eye on just their second win in 13 outings.
But Phillip Cocu's leaders went on to record their seventh-straight win thanks to a goal in each half from Bergwijn to move 10 points clear of second-placed Ajax, who host FC Twente on Sunday.
FC Utrecht held on for a narrow 2-1 victory over PEC Zwolle to remain hot on their opponents' heels in sixth spot.
Gyrano Kerk and Zakaria Labyad each scored in an exciting six-minute first-half spell before a penalty at the death from Mustafa Saymak reduced the deficit.
Vincent Vermeij's strike on the brink of half-time was enough to hand Heracles Almelo their first win in seven matches as they claimed a 1-0 victory at home to Willem II.
Roda JC held on for an important 1-1 draw at Heerenveen as they pulled a further point away from the bottom to move into 16th.
Maecky Ngombo's header handed the visitors the lead 10 minutes before the break but home midfielder Arber Zeneli struck back for a point 16 minutes from time.
Elsewhere, third-placed AZ Alkmaar extended their unbeaten run to six matches after they were held to a goalless draw by mid-table VVV-Venlo at AFAS Stadion.