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NEC relegated from Eredivisie

11 May 2014 22:38

NEC will play in the Eerste Divisie for the first time since 1994 next season after a 4-1 aggregate defeat to Sparta Rotterdam on Sunday.

After losing the first leg of their relegation play-off 1-0 on Friday, NEC were unable to overturn that deficit as Sparta ran out 3-1 winners in Nijmegen.

The visitors raced into a 3-0 lead by half-time and although Ryan Koolwijk pulled a goal back for NEC they were unable to complete a recovery, and will join Roda in the second tier next season.

The result caps a rollercoaster eight days for NEC, who sparked joyous scenes in the stands after avoiding automatic relegation last weekend with a 2-2 draw against Ajax.

Sparta move onto the final round of the play-offs as they look to climb back into the Eredivisie against Dordrecht.

Meanwhile, RKC Waalwijk live to fight another day as they moved into the third round with a 2-1 aggregate win over De Graafschap.

After finishing 16th in the Eredivisie this season, Waalwijk must now beat Excelsior to preserve their top-flight status for another season.

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Eredivisie table

# Team MP D P
1 34 +56 84
2 34 +60 82
3 34 +22 63
4 34 +17 59
5 34 +9 53
6 34 -2 51
7 34 -7 50
8 34 +2 48
9 34 +17 46
10 34 -5 46
11 34 -1 43
12 34 -15 42
13 34 -15 40
14 34 -21 34
15 34 -26 30
16 34 -18 29
17 34 -27 23
18 34 -46 18

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