Feyenoord go fourth, Sparta win again
Feyenoord secured a scrappy 1-0 home victory over VVV Venlo to climb to fourth in the Dutch league.
Feyenoord, without suspended strikers Sekou Cisse and Jon Dahl Tomasson, opened the scoring through midfielder Denny Landzaat on 27 minutes following a pass by striker Roy Makaay.
Twente Enschede, who host Groningen on Sunday, are top with 26 points after 10 matches, two more then PSV Eindhoven who travel NEC Nijmegen. Ajax Amsterdam, away at AZ Alkmaar, are third with 23 points, level with Feyenoord.
Sparta Rotterdam completed their second win in a row by beating ADO Den Haag 3-2 with Erik Falkenburg scoring a hat-trick, the decisive goal coming three minutes into stoppage time.
A solitary strike from Anthony Lurling was enough to secure a 1-0 victory for NAC Breda over the Eredivisie's bottom club RKC Waalwijk. The result means the visitors, who also lost Gijs Luirink to a late red card, remain marooned on three points, while NAC recorded a fifth win of the league campaign.
Willy Overtoom and Sebastian Steur scored in each half as Heracles Almelo claimed all three Eredivisie points with a 2-0 win against a shot-shy Vitesse side in Arnhem. Overtoom opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time before Steur doubled the advantage with 12 minutes remaining.