Twente fire four past VVV
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Luuk de Jong scored twice to lead FC Twente to a 4-1 win over VVV-Venlo and back to the top of the Eredivisie.

Having seen champions Ajax, who beat them to the title, go top with a 4-1 win over Vitesse Arnhem last night, Twente matched their rivals, defeating VVV-Venlo by the same scoreline as goals from Bryan Ruiz and Marc Janko complemented De Jong's strikes.

Ahmed Musa claimed a fine individual goal to restore parity at 1-1, but it lasted just two minutes before De Jong scored, leaving VVV without a win this season. Indeed, the writing was on the wall as early as the second minute when Ruiz put the hosts ahead.

The Costa Rican was neglected by the visiting defence, who allowed him to get on the end of a teasing cross from Ola John to head the hosts, seemingly showing no hangover from their midweek UEFA Champions League defeat, into the lead.

VVV responded well, though, and were rewarded after 26 minutes when Musa surged down the left and into the penalty area, before beating the onrushing Nikolay Mihaylov and dispatching the ball into the empty net.

Their celebrations were cut short, though, as Janko set up De Jong to finish under Dennis Gentenaar. And it was 3-1 after 32 minutes with Janko turned scorer, latching onto Ruiz's through ball before lifting the ball over the advancing Mihaylov.

Twente continued to dominate after the break and could have had a fourth in the 51st minute when John powered into the box, beat a defender and smashed the ball against the post.

The fourth came in the 66th minute and again the impressive Janko was involved. His backheel sent De Jong through, who drove home, leaving the keeper with no chance.