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2017/18 Dutch Eredivisie, Regular Season
  • Wouter Marinus (23')
  • Younes Namli (28')
  • Mustafa Saymak (73')
  • Denzel Dumfries (69')
  • Reza Ghoochannejhad (80')

PEC Zwolle beat Heerenveen to keep tabs on third-place Alkmaar

PEC Zwolle closed the gap on third-placed AZ Alkmaar thanks to a 3-2 win against Heerenveen in Tuesday's only Eredivisie game.
Wouter Marinus opened the scoring for the hosts in the 23rd minute and Zwolle doubled their advantage five minutes later through Younes Namli, with Youness Mokhtar providing both assists.
Eighth-placed Heerenveen left the pitch 2-0 down at the break but Denzel Dumfries' 69th minute goal got them back into the match.
However, Zwolle hit back four minutes later, this time after goalscorer Namli turned provider for Mustafa Saymak in the 73rd.
The visitors did not give up and Reza Ghoochannejhad scored with 10 minutes remaining to set up a dramatic finish, but the hosts held on.

Dutch Eredivisie Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Ajax Amsterdam 32 +81 80
2 PSV Eindhoven 31 +68 77
3 Feyenoord Rotterdam 32 +33 62
4 AZ Alkmaar 32 +22 55
5 FC Utrecht 32 +10 50
6 SC Heracles Almelo 32 -4 48
7 Vitesse Arnhem 32 +12 47
8 Willem II Tilburg 31 -6 44
9 FC Groningen 31 -3 42
10 Heerenveen 32 -8 38
11 VVV Venlo 32 -16 38
12 ADO Den Haag 31 -13 36
13 PEC Zwolle 31 -12 35
14 Fortuna Sittard 32 -24 34
15 FC Emmen VV 32 -33 32
16 De Graafschap 32 -29 29
17 Excelsior 31 -34 27
18 NAC Breda 32 -44 22