AMSTERDAM, Dec 30 (Reuters) - PSV Eindhoven beat NAC Breda 2-0 to go top of the Dutch league on Sunday after Feyenoord were held 1-1 at Heerenveen.
PSV now have 36 points from 17 matches and lead Feyenoord on goal difference. Ajax Amsterdam, who drew 2-2 at VVV Venlo, remained third with 33 points.
Danny Koevermans opened the scoring on the stroke of halftime for the home side and PSV's Danish international Kenneth Perez made it 2-0 in injury time.
Andwele Slory beat goalkeeper Rob van Dijk at the near post to put Feyenoord ahead after 16 minutes at Heerenveen but Gerald Sibon equalised two minutes from time by curling a free kick around the wall.
Ajax went ahead at VVV in the 37th minute when Gabri set up Luis Suarez but the home side equalised in the 57th with a brilliant 45 metre lob from Rachid Ofrany after Ajax keeper Maarten Stekelenburg had cleared.
Klaas Jan Huntelaar put Ajax back in front with 13 minutes remaining before George Ogararu was sent off for a second booking and Sandro Calabro headed home the equaliser.
Stein Huysegems and Blaise N'Kufo scored first half goals to hand Twente Enschede a 2-0 win over Graafschap Doetinchem.
Sekou Cisse and Boldizsar Bodor gave Roda JC Kerkrade a 2-0 lead at Excelsior Rotterdam before Johan Voskamp grabbed a consolation goal in the 86th minute.
Groningen, 3-1 winners at Sparta Rotterdam on Saturday, are fourth with 33 points after 18 matches. Twente and Roda are on 32 while Heerenveen are seventh with 30 points.
Gretar Steinsson scored 19 minutes from time to inspire 10-man AZ Alkmaar, who had Julian Jenner sent off in the 64th, to a 1-0 win over Heracles Almelo.
Rydell Poepon scored a hat-trick for bottom side Willem II Tilburg in a 3-0 victory over 9-man NEC Nijmegen. Jonas Olsson and Lorenzo Davids were sent off in a five minute spell of the second half.
Willem II climbed to 17th place with 12 points, ahead of Excelsior on goal difference.