Dutch Eredivisie review

Twente hammer Heerenveen

August 20, 2011

FC Twente hit the top of the Eredivisie as they maintained their perfect start to the season with a 5-1 demolition of Heerenveen.

Co Adriaanse's side were favourites to win at the Abe Lenstra Stadion anyway, having won their first two games compared to Heerenveen's return of one point, but the nature of the win was surprising this early in the season.

Luuk de Jong, Willem Jansen, Marc Janko and Emir Bajrami had all found the target by the time Heerenveen netted their solitary goal through Luciano Narsingh with three minutes left.

Even then, though, there was time for Janko to double-up and net his side's fifth.

A brace from Wilfried Bony gave Vitesse a 2-1 win against 10-man FC Utrecht to maintain their unbeaten start.

Utrecht are still without a win so far but came within a minute of earning a deserved point in Arnhem after Jacob Mulenga had earlier levelled Bony's penalty.

The win for Vitesse comes on the back of 4-0 win against VVV Venlo last weekend and a goalless draw at ADO Den Haag on the opening day as John van den Brom's side continue their impressive start.

Excelsior grabbed their first point of the new season thanks to a late Leendart van Steensel equaliser at home to De Graafschap.

De Graafschap led through Rydell Poepon's 27th-minute opener, but they were denied a first win of the campaign when Van Steesel struck seven minutes from the end.

In the day's late game, NAC Breda drew 2-2 with FC Groningen. Leandro Bacuna opened the scoring for the visitors, before Petter Andersson doubled the lead just before the break.

However, NAC came out strong and got one back within three minutes from Alex Schalk, before Anthony Lurling netted the equaliser ten minutes later.