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Eredivisie wrap: Shock losses for PSV, AZ

19 February 2012 23:19

Top sides PSV Eindhoven and AZ Alkmaar both suffered shock defeats in the Eredivisie on Sunday, while Ajax were victorious.

Groningen moved into eighth after a surprisingly comfortable 3-0 win over Fred Rutten's top-of-the-table PSV.

A brace from South Korean forward Suk Hyun-Jun and a Leandro Bacuna goal helped Groningen to the convincing home win.

The hosts took a 29th-minute lead when Suk played a one-two with Petter Andersson before striking into the bottom corner from a narrow angle.

A superb counter-attack had them 2-0 up, with Bacuna placing home from the edge of the area after a neat Dusan Tadic pass.

PSV's hopes of getting anything out of the encounter took a blow just before the hour-mark when Bulgarian Stanislav Manolev was adjudged to have dived and consequently given his second yellow card.

Groningen wrapped up their win when PSV goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson only partially cleared a weak Zakaria Labyad back pass and Suk lobbed the shot-stopper from distance.

But PSV remain top after AZ Alkmaar, who are second on goal difference, suffered a 3-0 defeat at Utrecht.

Alexander Gerndt struck from the penalty spot after Niklas Moisander was sent off on 15 minutes, before the Swedish attacker netted a second.

Edouard Duplan made it 3-0 after 41 minutes, putting an end to the contest before the half-time break.

A comfortable 4-1 win over NEC Nijmegen sent Ajax into fifth spot.

Dmitri Bulykin hit a first-half brace as Jan Vertonghen and Siem de Jong also got on the scoresheet at Amsterdam Arena.

Rens van Eijden struck a 69th-minute consolation goal for the visitors, who are just four points clear of the relegation playoff spots.

Elsewhere, Twente crushed Vitesse 4-1 with Leroy Fer, Luuk de Jong, Ola John and Nacer Chadli all netting.

Twente had Peter Wisgerhof sent off after 80 minutes with Wilfried Bony missing a spot-kick for Vitesse, who pulled a goal back late in the encounter courtesy of substitute Mike Havenaar.

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Competition
Eredivisie
Date
19 February 2012
Game week
22
Kick-off
16:30
Half-time
0 - 1
Full-time
1 - 4
Venue
GelreDome (Arnhem)
Attendance
16852

Goals

0 - 1
6' L. Fer
 (assist by O. John)
0 - 2
0 - 3
73' O. John
 (assist by N. Chadli)
0 - 4
M. Havenaar 88'
(assist by N. Hofs) 
1 - 4

Lineups

# Player Bookings
13
4 80'
2 42'
15
19
6
14 16'
8 6'
22 83'
24 73'
9 65'
Coach: S. McClaren

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
5
10
31
1
11
18
26

Wednesday 18 January

Tuesday 17 January

23:45
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21:21
20:47
20:14
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17:52
17:21
17:11
17:00
16:00
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14:39
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07:48
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05:55
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03:39
02:47
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00:33

Monday 16 January

23:41
23:14
22:48
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20:42
19:56
19:54
19:47
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18:46
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15:31
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Eredivisie table

# Team MP D P
1 18 +37 45
2 18 +24 40
3 18 +19 37
4 18 +14 32
5 18 +8 31
6 18 +5 28
7 18 +4 26
8 18 +1 24
9 18 +1 23
10 18 -9 22
11 18 -7 21
12 18 -8 19
13 18 -8 17
14 18 -15 17
15 18 -11 16
16 18 -23 14
17 18 -15 13
18 18 -17 12

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