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PSV, Ajax book narrow wins in Eredivisie

IANS  |  Amsterdam 

Dutch football league leaders and number two both won in the 23rd match round of the

had a good start against FC Twente on Sunday in with setting up and finishing a counter-attack, reports

The home team failed to extend the lead and Twente substitute equalised after a mistake by Lasse Schone handed the win by converting a penalty in the 71st minute.

On Saturday, PSV booked their 7th consecutive win over Sparta 2-1, but it was not an easy one. Home team went ahead with an early header by

Five minutes from half-time, equalised with a curled shot. PSV started the second half without injured top scorer Hirving Lozano, but Bergwijn secured the victory with another fine shot and his second goal.

Also on Saturday, AZ Alkmaar had difficulties with VVV-Venlo in Alkmaar. The home team was not able to break the defence of the visitors and the match ended 0-0.

PSV now lead the Dutch table with 61 points after 23 matches, followed by Ajax on 54 points. AZ are third with a total of 47 points.



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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 13:54 IST