AZ Alkmaar win turns up heat on PSV
AMSTERDAM, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Ten-man AZ Alkmaar cruised to a 3-1 win at home to ADO Den Haag on Wednesday to move level on points with second-placed Feyenoord in the Dutch first division.
Denny Landzaat opened the scoring after five minutes but 60 seconds later Alkmaar had Barry Opdam sent off for a foul.
Landzaat doubled the lead with a 60th-minute penalty before Pius Ikedia made sure of victory.
Roy Stroeve pulled a goal back for Den Haag in the final minute.
AZ are third with 44 points from 19 matches, one point behind leaders PSV Eindhoven.
In Wednesday's other game, NEC Nijmegen recorded a 3-1 victory at Sparta Rotterdam to climb to eighth position on 31 points.
Pole Andrzej Niedzielan scored a hat-trick while Dieter van Tornhout notched his first goal for Sparta, who had Marciano Bruma sent off on 86 minutes.