Feyenoord vs. Groningen  1 - 0

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Eredivisie wrap: Twente in eight-goal thriller

4 March 2012 22:36

Twente moved to second in the Eredivisie after an amazing 6-2 win at PSV on Sunday.

Steve McLaren's side sealed the win with four goals in the first half, and even though they had defender Douglas sent off after 51 minutes, they still triumphed comfortably.

Ola John opened the scoring after eight minutes before Willem Janssen, Peter Wisgerhof and Luuk de Jong all netted before the break.

After Douglas was given a straight red card, Ola Toivonen pulled a goal back for PSV but Leroy Fer produced a response with 16 minutes left.

Toivonen snared his double eight minutes from time but the visitors had the last laugh as Janssen's second sealed a huge away victory.

Lorenzo Ebecilio scored a second-half hat-trick as Ajax Amsterdam beat Roda JC 4-1.

Mid-table Roda took an unexpected lead on 40 minutes through Syrian forward Sanharib Malki.

Malki's strike – which was his 11th in his last 12 matches – saw the visitors go into the break clinging onto the lead.

Frank de Boer's side still trailed midway through the second half before Ebecilio made his impact.

The forward – introduced for Miralem Sulejmani on the half-hour mark – netted the equaliser on 67 minutes before Vurnon Anita put Ajax in front with 12 minutes to play.

Ebecilio bagged his treble with two late strikes as Ajax won their fourth match in a row.

Wilfried Bony and Mike Havenaar scored for Vitesse as they beat strugglers De Graafschap 2-0, Jordy Clasie netted the only goal of the game as Feyenoord beat Groningen 1-0, while Utrecht and NEC had a goalless draw.

Eredivisie table

# Team MP D P
1 34 +57 76
2 34 +33 70
3 34 +40 69
4 34 +29 65
5 34 +20 64
6 34 +36 60
7 34 +5 53
8 34 -3 45
9 34 -9 45
10 34 -15 44
11 34 -3 43
12 34 -10 40
13 34 -9 38
14 34 -20 37
15 34 -29 32
16 34 -36 31
17 34 -38 24
18 34 -48 19