AMSTERDAM, April 7 (Reuters) - Australian Brett Holman struck twice in three minutes to earn mid-table NEC Nijmegen a 2-1 win over leaders PSV Eindhoven in the Dutch league on Saturday.
Roy Beerens set up Holman after 21 minutes and two minutes later he netted a rebound after goalkeeper Gomes failed to control a shot from Romano Denneboom.
On the hour Philip Cocu pulled one back for PSV, but the leaders could do no more and have now collected only two points from their last four matches.
With three games remaining PSV are top with 68 points, three more than Ajax Amsterdam who can leapfrog the leaders if they beat RKC Waalwijk on Sunday. Third-place AZ Alkmaar (63) travel to NAC Breda.
Heerenveen, sixth with 49 points, were held to a 1-1 home draw by bottom side ADO Den Haag to drop points in their chase for the playoffs for a Champions League qualifying round berth.
Second-half goals by Pa Modou Kah and Andres Oper sealed a 2-0 home win for Roda JC Kerkrade over Excelsior Rotterdam.