Feyenoord ran riot in the second half to inflict a heavy 4-0 defeat on ten-man De Graafschap and claim top spot in the Eredivisie, at least for tonight.
All four goals came after the break, and two of them from the penalty spot as the visitors pressed the self-destruct button, sending Feyenoord one-point clear before Ajax play tomorrow.
Ruben Schaken broke the deadlock two minutes into the second half, before John Guidetti marked his home debut with a goal from the penalty spot after Ted van de Pavert seeing red for fouling the on-loan Manchester City striker.
Kelvin Leerdam headed in the third after 67 minutes before Guyon Fernandez wrapped up the win with a late spot-kick.
Vitesse Arnhem swept aside opponents Roda JC with a blistering second-half demolition in a 5-0 win at the Gelredome.
Neither side was able to find a breakthrough before half-time, but the hosts finally hit the goal trail in a big way in the second half, with Marco van Ginkel, Guram Kashia, Giorgi Chanturia, Alexander Buttner and Julian Jenner all on target.
Goals from Dusan Tadic and Petter Andersson guided FC Groningen to a 2-0 victory over bottom-side Excelsior.
While it was the hosts' second win of the season, Excelsior are facing up to the prospect of a difficult campagin, with a meagre return of just a one point from their six games to date.
VVV stay winless
Heerenveen picked up their second win of the season as three late goals saw them secure a 3-0 win over winless VVV Venlo at De Koel.
The scoreline remained blank until 16 minutes from time when Luciano Narsingh found the target, while strikes inside the final ten minutes by Bas Dost and Oussama Assaidi added gloss to what was actually an unconvincing triumph.