Nijmegen Eendracht Combinatie survived a late fight back to beat Twente 3-2 at the Goffertstadion to move out of the bottom three of the Eredivisie on Saturday night.
The hosts got off to a good start, taking a 2-0 lead via a Jay-Roy Grot brace (27′, 36′) to head into half time in a commanding position.
Enes Unal pulled one back for Twente six minutes after the break, but it only took nine minutes for Dario Dumic to restore NEC’s two-goal advantage.
However, the visitors threw everything forward in search of a way back into the game and set up a grandstand finish when they forced an own goal from Mikael Dyrestam to make it 3-2.
Unfortunately, they were unable to find the equalising goal and the home side grabbed a vital win.
— N.E.C. Nijmegen (@NEC_Nijmegen) November 26, 2016
Elsewhere, Groningen ran riot against Zwolle at the IJsseldelta Stadion, grabbing a big 4-0 win, despite the fact Albert Rusnak missed a late penalty.
Simon Tibbling got the visitors off to the best possible start when he put them ahead less than 60 seconds after the match kicked off before Tom van Weert made it 2-0 in the 39th minute.
Groningen continued their dominance after the break and Rusnak made it 3-0 in the 77th minute before Mimoun Mahi completed the scoring in the 86th minute.
Rusnak should have made it five in second half injury time when the away side were awarded a penalty, but the Slovakian midfielder missed from the spot.
PSV Eindhoven put in a solid performance to beat Den Haag 3-1 at the Philips Stadion.
Gaston Pereiro opened the scoring for the home side 12 minutes before a Tom Beugelsdijk own goal early in the second half made it 2-0.
— PSV International (@psveindhoven) November 26, 2016
The result was all but decided in the 55th minute when Luuk de Jong scored the third, but the visitors were able to grab a consolation goal from the penalty spot two minutes later via Tom Beugelsdijk.
In the day’s early game, Hicham Faik’s brace (7′, 14′) was cancelled out by goals from Ricky van Wolfswinkel (25′) and Adnane Tighadouini (73′) as Vitesse and Excelsior played out to an entertaining 2-2 draw at GelreDome.
Saturday Eredivisie results:
Vitesse 2-2 Excelsior
PSV 3-1 Den Haag
Zwolle 0-4 Groningen
NEC 3-2 Twente