Mokhtar double sees off ADO Den Haag

PEC Zwolle picked up their first win of the Eredivisie season as they came from a goal down to beat ADO Den Haag 2-1 at the MAC³PARK Stadion on Friday.

Tom Trybull's 47th-minute goal gave the visitors the lead as they looked to snap a four-match winless run in the league, but Youness Mokhtar restored parity just four minutes later before completing the comeback win for De Blauwvingers on 70 minutes.

Ron Jans' side climbed off the foot of the table, while the 10th-placed Hague – who lost goal-scorer Trybull to a red card on 81 minutes – suffered a fourth straight defeat in the top flight.

Both teams created early chances as Tyronne Ebuehi drew a save out of home keeper Mickey van der Hart from six yards out on six minutes, while at the other end Kingsley Ehizibue tested Ernestas Setkus from distance four minutes later.

Setkus was called into action again on the half-hour mark to deny Anass Achahbar from long range, before Gervane Kastaneer forced Van der Hart into a save with a header from Ruben Schaken's cross nine minutes later.

The final chance of the opening 45 minutes fell to the hosts, but Wouter Marinus was unable to beat Setkus with his header from Mokhtar's cross just before half-time.

It remained goalless at the break, but that changed two minutes after the restart when Trybull struck a ferocious shot from outside the box that flew into the top left corner of the goal.

But Zwolle hit back swiftly as Mokhtar fired past Setkus from inside the area on the left in the 51st minute to level the scores.

They almost took the lead five minutes later when Achahbar went close with a header that struck the right post from Danny Holla's free-kick, while at the other end it was Den Haag's turn to be denied by the woodwork as Wilfried Kanon headed against the crossbar on 59 minutes.

But there would be a winning goal and it arrived with 20 minutes left, Mokhtar finding the back of the net again with a strike from an acute angle on the left.

Trybull was then dismissed for a bad challenge on Mustafa Saymak, which earned him a second yellow card and subsequent red in the closing stages.