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Spectacular defeat puts Ajax further behind in Eredivisie

11-07-2011 09:41 BJT

THE HAGUE, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- Ajax suffered a sensational 6-4 defeat at FC Utrecht on Sunday, which put the Amsterdam giants further behind in the Dutch Eredivisie.

League leaders AZ and main rivals FC Twente and PSV did not make any mistake.

Ajax lost Siem de Jong and Toby Alderweireld due to injuries early in the match and both their replacements found the net. Dmitri Bulykin opened the scoring and after Nana Asare and Edouard Duplan scored for Utrecht Andre Ooijer and Bulykin gave Ajax the lead again.

After half-time Utrecht overwhelmed the visitors with three goals in a row, by Daan Bovenberg, Jacob Mulenga and Asare. Christian Eriksen gave Ajax hope for the final quarter, but Anouar Kali secured Utrecht's 6-4 victory in injury-time. Ajax goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer had a very bad day. He handed Utrecht its final two goals.

"It wasn't Kenneth's day," Ajax coach Frank de Boer reacted. "But Kenneth played very well in recent weeks and he will play next time. We were by far the better team, but our defending was very poor."

League leaders AZ Alkmaar had an easy day at home against ADO Den Haag. Brett Holman, Adam Maher and Jozy Altidore produced the goals in a 3-0 win. "It's great to see the energy of the team," AZ coach Gertjan Verbeek said.

FC Twente also had an easy Sunday afternoon with Peter Wisgerhof, Luuk de Jong, Ola John and Leroy Fer scoring in a 4-0 victory over De Graafschap.

Despite a first half scare PSV Eindhoven beat Heracles Almelo 4-1. After the opening goal by Antoine van der Linden and a missed penalty by Georginio Wijnaldum the visitors were in front at halftime. In the second half substitute Jeremain Lens led PSV past Heracles with one assist on Ola Toivonen and three goals.

AZ are still six points ahead of its main rivals FC Twente and PSV. Vitesse, which lost 1-0 to NAC Breda on Saturday, are 10 points behind on the fourth place and reigning champions Ajax trail by eleven points on the fifth position.

Ajax coach De Boer remained positive. "It's a hell of a job, but it's still a very long way," he said.

Editor:Zhang Hao |Source: Xinhua

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