Easy win for leaders PSV, Feyenoord held by RBC

December 3, 2005
By Theo Ruizenaar

AMSTERDAM, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Leaders PSV Eindhoven struggled for one half with NAC Breda but three goals after the interval gave them a 3-0 win in the Dutch first division on Saturday.

Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink opened the scoring nine minutes into the second half from a pass by Peru's Jefferson Farfan, who doubled the lead 24 minutes later with a superb curling shot.

In the final minutes, Arouna Kone hit the third for PSV, who will host Fenerbahce on Tuesday in a Champions League Group E match and need a win to secure a spot in the knockout phase.

After 14 matches, PSV are top with 45 points, three above AZ Alkmaar, who leapfrogged Feyenoord on goal difference with a 2-1 home win over Heerenveen.

Alkmaar made a dream start when the division's top scorer Shota Arveladze scored his 13th goal after 25 seconds.

Midfielder Denny Landzaat made it 2-0 after 72 minutes with a shot from the edge of the area, while Georgios Samaras pulled one back for the visitors eight minutes later.

Feyenoord, who will host leaders PSV next week, dropped two points in a 2-2 draw with bottom side RBC Roosendaal, who have yet to notch up a victory.

RBC made a surprise start and built a two-goal lead in the first 16 minutes. Paul Kpaka struck from 16 metres after 65 seconds and central defender Tyrone Loran nodded in from close range 14 minutes later.

Chilean Sebastian Pardo pulled one back midway through the first half and 18-year-old Jonathan de Guzman salvaged a point after 72 minutes following a defence splitting combination with striker Dirk Kuijt.

Ninth-placed Ajax Amsterdam, in their worst start in 40 years, will host fifth-placed RKC Waalwijk on Sunday.

Utrecht's match at Willem II Tilburg was postponed after the death of 26-year-old Utrecht defender David Di Tomasso from a heart attack in his sleep on Tuesday.