Ajax win 3-0 at NAC; Groningen keep flying at Heerenveen; Twente late show downs Feyenoord

NAC Breda 0 – Ajax 3 (Eredivisie, January 30, 2011) NAC Breda were punished for dallying on the ball in their own box as Daley Blind, the son for Ajax legend Danny blind, robbed a defender of possession before teeing up Siem de Jong for the simple opener for the Amsterdammers. Mounir El Hamdaoui double Ajax’s lead in the 67th minute when the forward tricked his way down the left hand side before seeing his cutback diverted into the NAC net by a home defender. Ajax wrapped up a comfortable three points when Miralem Sulejmani chipped in a third late on.

Heerenveen 1 – Groningen 4 (Eredivisie, January 30, 2011) Hosts Heerenveen were in a tailspin at the interval against Groningen as goals from Jonas Ivens and Tim Matavz had the visitors 2-up at the break. Andreas Granqvist pulled Groningen further ahead 10 minutes into the second half, before Filip Djuricic (69) grabbed a reply for Heerenveen. Arnold Kruiswijk saw red for Ron Jans’ side seven minutes from time and Dusan Tadic took full advantage of the visitors’ numerical superiority to grab a fourth in the dying seconds.

FC Twente 2 – Feyenoord 1 (Eredivisie, January 30, 2011) Feyenoord took an early second half lead away at Twente when Gill Swerts spotted the home keeper off his line before aiming a brilliant, precise shot over the goalie and into the far top corner. Feyenoord conceded in the 76th minute as their defence were camped too deep in their own box, Wout Brama exploiting the situation with a neat one-two and drilled finish into the far corner. But at the death Feyenoord again slumped to defeat as a saveable Bryan Ruiz header handed Twente victory.

Excelsior 1 – ADO Den Haag 5 (Eredivisie, January 30, 2011) Tim Vincken put Excelsior 1-up early doors, but ADO were soon back level when Dmitri Bulykin equalised after 20 minutes. The hosts then had Daan Bovenberg controversially sent off, and with a man down the Rotterdammers imploded as Frantisek Kubik and Dmitri Bulykin cash in twice more to give Den Haag a 3-1 lead at the break. The hosts backline continued to concede with regularity after the break as Jens Toornstra and Wesley Verhoek completed the rout.

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