Roda come back to beat Twente

FC Twente's unbeaten start to the Eredivisie season came to an end this evening as they let slip a lead to go down 2-1 at Roda JC.

Marc Janko put the 2010 champions ahead in the 35th minute, but Ruud Vormer had the hosts level within a minute and Mitchell Donald completed the turnaround with the second goal two minutes into the second half.

The result ended Twente's 100 per cent start to the campaign, and gave Roda their first points since their opening-day triumph over FC Groningen.

It all started well for the Enschede team, who created the first opening of the match in the seventh minute. Janko was in the right place to connect with a Wout Brama cross, but could only direct his header into the hands of Roda goalkeeper Pawel Kieszek.

Kieszek was unable to preserve his clean sheet from a Twente attack ten minutes before the interval, though. He blocked Willem Janssen's initial effort but the rebound fell to Janko, who made no mistake from close range. The lead lasted barely 60 seconds, however, before Vormer latched onto Donald's through-ball and slotted a right-footed shot past Nikolay Mihaylov.

Janko hit the post with a header from Leroy Fer's cross on the stroke of half-time, but it was not to be for Twente and when the second goal arrived it came for Roda. Two minutes after the restart, Jimmy Hempte crossed for Donald to fire into the bottom-left corner.

The Kerkrade outfit almost stretched their advantage just before the hour when Hempte's cross found Mads Junker unmarked on the left, but his attempt flew over the bar.

Twente poured forward in a desperate bid to preserve their unbeaten record and nearly snatched an equaliser in the 68th minute, Kieszek parrying Janssen's shot onto the post and out for a corner. But they could not find a way past Kieszek for a second time and almost conceded again towards the end when Junker's header was cleared off the line by Douglas.