Utrecht beat Heerenveen, PEC too strong for Sparta


Utrecht beat Heerenveen, PEC too strong for Sparta

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FC Utrecht Sunday in the Galgenwaard Stadium with a 1-0 win of sc Heerenveen. PEC Zwolle posted on The Castle an important 2-3 victory at Sparta Rotterdam.

Utrecht-Heerenveen crowned Andreas Ludwig to matchwinner in the 25th minute for the only goal of the match to ensure.

Both teams finished the match with ten men. Sam Larsson of Heerenveen was in the final stage, his second yellow card. Shortly afterwards also had Ludwig with a straight red to leave.

The narrow victory took Utrecht, the fourth-place Heerenveen. Utrecht now has 34 points, Heerenveen and Vitesse 33 and AZ 32. Of the last thirteen Eredivisiewedstrijden lost the Domstedelingen there is only one.

At Utrecht, and returned Willem Janssen back after a suspension. The captain was missing last week in the 1-0 win away from home against Go Ahead Eagles. With Janssen central back put Utrecht Heerenveen in the first half under pressure.


After Richairo Zivkovic and Nacer Barazite in the 22nd and 24th minute, yet failed to score, did Ludwig that shortly thereafter. The German turned the ball after he got it after a chopped off corner kick, into the far corner into the goal. For Ludwig, it was his first hit this season, and Utrecht came on up to thirteen different players score goals in the league made.

At the beginning of the second half fell Sofyan Amrabat injured. Mark van der Maarel replaced the midfielder. Heerenveen pushed more and more and also got great opportunities. Utrecht remained in the open match up and got themselves chances to make the game decide. Zivkovic shot to an empty goal.

Zakaria Labyad fell in the final in Utrecht, and thereby made his comeback in the Eredivisie. In may 2015, was the attacker for the last active in the Dutch league, as a player of Vitesse. Labyad got a kick of Sam Larsson. The Swede received his second yellow card and had to leave. Also Utrecht played the final minutes with ten men after a red card for goalscorer Ludwig.

FC Utrecht drew the 1-0 over the line and extended it the good prestatiereeks. Since september 16, lost the club but two league games, both of Ajax.


At Sparta-PEC fell all the goals rest. Queensy Menig, Nicolai Brock-Madsen and newcomer Erik Israelsson brought PEC on a comfortable 0-3 lead, but in the final stage, came to the town of Zwolle in the three pointer almost in danger.

PEC had just before the goal by Israelsson with ten men after a red card for Bart Schenkeld. Sparta reduced in extra time by two hits of a substitute Mathias Pogba the deficit to 2-3, but a tie was not for the Locals.

By the narrow victory passed PEC Sparta in the rankings, and the team of Jans now the number thirteen of the Eredivisie. The phd candidate is one place lower and two points less than the PEC (20 to 18).

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At PEC had returned Ouasim Bouy, who was re leased from Juventus, as a move. In the first half, the midfielder close to a hit, but Sparta goalkeeper Roy Kortsmit took the ball from the left corner. Also a free-kick from Danny Holla was handsome from the target is met by the final item of the home club.

After peace was Kortsmit, however, two times won’t stand a chance on fast attacks of the visitors. Many ran in the fiftieth minute on a long pass from Django Warmerdam, omspeelde Kortsmit and shot the ball inside. Ten minutes later, doubled Brock-Madsen the score from a quick counter.

Sparta went on a search for the aansluitingstreffer, put pressure and brought in Pogba and gain Jerson Cabral in the team. Managed Sparta, however, but not to score a goal against the Zwolle who with might and defended. Defender Schenkeveld had in the 84th minute of the field with his second yellow card. With a man less scored PEC again. Israelsson made with his first ball contact with the head straight for the 3-0.

The final assault of Sparta contributed still two goals, both in injury time of Pogba. Time for the second half, however, there was not more.

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