Janko, Ruiz inspire Twente victory
Marc Janko and substitute Bryan Ruiz were on target as FC Twente defeated AZ Alkmaar 2-0 to make it two wins from two matches in the Eredivisie.
The 2010 champions made the perfect start with Janko heading home the first goal in just the third minute, while a fine solo strike from Ruiz midway through the second half sealed the victory.
The win continues Twente's impressive start under new coach Co Adriaanse, who lead the club to a 1-0 victory at NAC Breda last weekend after having edged Ajax 2-1 in the Johan Cruyff Shield.
The home fans did not have to wait long to see their first goal of the season, Janko nodding into the net from close range from Dwight Tiendalli's inswinging free-kick in the first real attack of note.
Charlison Benschop found himself well placed to equalise 11 minutes later when he was through one-on-one with Nikolay Mihaylov, but the Twente goalkeeper smothered the ball at the attacker's feet.
Mihaylov again had to be alert just after the half-hour mark to parry Brett Holman's left-footed 20-yard blast around the post for a corner.
Twente then went close to doubling their advantage in the first minute of the second half, but Luuk de Jong headed Ola John's neat cross over the bar.
The second goal arrived in the 66th minute, though, thanks to Ruiz. The substitute mesmerised the AZ defence before lobbing over Esteban Alvarado from 12 yards.
De Jong had another chance to get his name on the scoresheet 19 minutes from time when he latched onto Willem Janssen's lay-off and got his powerful shot away, only to be denied by the left post.
Rasmus Elm looked like he had scored a consolation for AZ with a dipping free-kick in stoppage time, but Mihaylov stretched to tip the ball over the bar.