Ajax move eight clear, Twente held

Ajax's title defence received another boost as they won 2-1 at Feyenoord to go eight points clear at the top of the Eredivisie table.

With closest rivals FC Twente held to a 1-1 draw at FC Utrecht, the Amsterdammers were able to move eight points clear.

Goals from Kolbeinn Sigthorsson and Joel Veltman engineered a comeback win for Ajax after Graziano Pelle had sent Feyenoord ahead on 30 minutes.

Ajax were dumped out of the UEFA Europa League 6-1 on aggregate by Red Bull Salzburg in midweek, but appear well on course domestically as Twente tripped up.

Quincy Promes had given Twente an 18th-minute lead but a driving run and left-foot finish from Australia winger Tommy Oar shortly after half-time levelled matters.

Relegation-threatened RKC Waalwijk were thrashed 4-0 at AZ Alkmaar.

Jeffrey Gouweleeuw and Nick Viergever scored in the opening 20 minutes before a second-half Steven Berghuis double.

Cambuur Leeuwarden edged four points above the relegation play-off places with a 1-1 draw at FC Groningen.

Elvis Manu's 77th-minute penalty earned the visitors a point after Tjaronn Chery netted first.