Ajax take Dutch league lead after win over PSV Eindhoven

Eindhoven (Holland), March 21 (IANS) Ajax won the Dutch Eredivisie top of the table clash against PSV Eindhoven 2-0, thanks to an early goal by Arek Milik and a late goal by Anwar El Ghazi.

In the second minute Arek Milik headed in the opening goal on a cross by Joel Veltman here on Sunday. PSV was not able to bounce back from that setback and Ajax leaned back comfortably, without having major problems with the pressure by the home team, reports Xinhua.

In the second half Ajax came closer to the second goal than PSV was to the equaliser. Nemanja Gudelj hit the post and 14 minutes from time Ajax decided the match. Riechedly Bazoer found substitute Anwar El Ghazi, who turned and shot from outside the penalty area.

Reigning champions PSV would have taken a huge step towards the title with the win, but now Ajax are in pole position again. The difference between the new leaders Ajax (68) and PSV (66) is two points, with six match rounds remaining.

Also on Sunday AZ drew 2-2 at FC Twente, ADO Den Haag beat NEC 1-0 and FC Groningen lost 3-0 at home to Vitesse. On Saturday Feyenoord booked their 4th consecutive win, 3-1 at home against De Graafschap and Heracles Almelo booked a 1-0 away win at sc Heerenveen, while FC Utrecht beat Excelsior 2-1 on Friday.

Feyenoord (49) kept the third position, followed by AZ (47), FC Utrecht (45), Heracles Almelo (44) and Vitesse (43).

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