Eredivisie Wrap: PSV cruise past Utrecht

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PSV maintained their lead at the Eredivisie summit following a 2-0 win over Utrecht at the Stadion Galgenwaard on Sunday.

The visitors were in command midway through the first half after Santiago Arias opened the scoring on 15 minutes before Marco van Ginkel doubled their lead six minutes later.

The defending champions have now won six games in a row while extending their impressive unbeaten run to 16 matches, with Utrecht down in ninth place after suffered three successive defeats.

Elsewhere, Ajax kept pace with the league leaders after they came from a goal down to beat Feyenoord 2-1 at the Amsterdam ArenA.

The hosts were trailing after just 13 minutes when Jens Toornstra broke the deadlock, but Amin Younes brought them back on level terms eight minutes later.

Riechedly Bazoer completed the comeback win on 65 minutes as Frank de Boer’s side extended their unbeaten run in the league to six games and keep the gap on leaders PSV down to one point.

Basement club De Graafschap picked up a valuable point in their battle against relegation after holding NEC to a 1-1 draw at De Vijverberg.

The hosts got off to a good start when Andrew Driver opened the scoring on 11 minutes, but Marcel Ritzmaier struck 12 minutes from time to deny Jan Vreman’s men three much-needed points.

Die Superboeren remain rooted to the foot of the table, while NEC finished the weekend in fifth place, well off the pace set by the front-runners.

Groningen kept their European hopes alive after beating strugglers Cambuur 2-0 at the Euroborg, with the goals coming from Michael de Leeuw and Oussama Idrissi either side of half-time.

Erwin van de Looi’s team moved up to seventh place after recording back-to-back wins, with the Friesland outfit firmly entrenched in the relegation zone after suffering their fifth consecutive loss.

Sunday’s results

Ajax 2-1 Feyenoord

De Graafschap 1-1 NEC

Groningen 2-0 Cambuur

Utrecht 0-2 PSV