PSV back on top after Twente draw

16:24, April 18, 2011      

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The tension on top of the Dutch league continues to increase after FC Twente drew 1-1 against De Graafschap on Sunday.

Rivals PSV and Ajax beat Heracles Almelo 2-0 and NEC Nijmegen 2- 1 respectively. PSV took over the lead from Twente on goal difference, while Ajax are only one point behind with three matches remaining.

Reigning champions Twente seemed to be heading towards a victory in Doetinchem after Denny Landzaat opened the scoring with a nice long range shot. However, Rogier Meijer headed in the equalizer in the 89th minute.

Twente coach Michel Preud homme stayed optimistic for title chase. "It's not over yet. We keep on fighting," he said. "We are no longer in control. We made a mistake and our rivals did not."

PSV took the lead in Almelo after club top scorer Balazs Dzsudzsak converted a cross by Jeremain Lens. Things got easier for PSV when Heracles defender Mark-Jan Fledderus received his second yellow card just after halftime. A foul by Francisco Rodriguez on Samuel Armenteros led to a penalty for the home team, but goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson saved Willy Overtoom's effort. Substitute Marcus Berg secured PSV's victory in the final minute.

Ajax had to thank goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer, who made some terrific saves, after their 2-1 win at NEC Nijmegen. Lasse Schne gave the home team an early lead, but Miralem Sulejmani and Toby Alderweireld delivered three points to Ajax.

Feyenoord beat bottom side Willem II, which replaced coach Gert Heerkes by his assistant John Feskens on Friday by 4-1. AZ Alkmaar took over the fourth place on Saturday by defeating ADO Den Haag 3- 1.

Source: Xinhua
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