Ajax have overtaken PSV at the top of the Eredivisie table with a 2-0 win over Heerenveen at Abe Lenstra Stadion on Wednesday night.
Arkadiusz Milik opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 57th minute before completing his brace and securing the win seven minutes later.
Elsewhere, Heracles and Feyenoord played out to an entertaining 2-2 draw at Polman Stadion.
Robin Gosens opened the scoring in the 11th minute before Michiel Kramer brought the visitors level six minutes before half time.
Wout Weghorst restored the hosts’ lead in the 48th minute and Marko Vejinovic missed a golden opportunity to score an equaliser from the penalty spot five minutes later.
However, Feyenoord would earn a point through Eljero Elia with 17 minutes of the match to play.
Relegation-threatened Graafschap secured a surprise 2-0 win away from home against Utrecht, who are chasing a place in Europe next season, at Stadion Galgenwaard.
Vincent Vermeij scored a brace with goals in the 38th and 58th minutes to secure a vital three points for his side, but it may still prove to be too little to late with the Superboeren still four points from safety with only two league matches remaining this season.
Goals from Sheraldo Becker and Queensy Menig secured a routine 2-0 win for Zwolle over Nijmegen at IJsseldelta Stadion, while Twente left it late to beat Excelsior by the same scoreline at De Grolsch Veste.
Jerson Cabral missed a first half penalty and it seemed like it would proved costly as the game remained deadlocked until five minutes before the final whistle, even after the visitors were reduced to 10 men in the 82nd minute when Jurgen Mattheij was sent off.
However, Cabral struck in the 85th minute before Zakaria El Azzouzi secured the result five minutes later to spare the home side’s blushes.