Alkmaar take top, Groningen leave it late
Brett Holman sent AZ Alkmaar to the top of the Eredivisie with a late headed winner, as Feyenoord missed their chance to climb to first place and relinquished their unbeaten record with a 2-1 defeat.
Feyenoord had led at half-time through Otman Bakkal's 36th-minute strike, but an equaliser from Rasmus Elm on the hour mark was followed by Holman's decider in the 85th minute.
Between the two AZ goals, Feyenoord had Kelvin Leerdam sent off for a heavy challenge on Dirk Marcellis, who went on to set up the winning goal.
Groningen battle back
Two stoppage-time goals saw FC Groningen come from behind to beat De Graafschap 3-2 in a breathless second half at De Vijverberg.
After a goalless first period, Groningen took the lead in the 65th minute through David Texeira, but goals from Yuri Rose and Vito Wormgoor meant they were trailing with seven minutes to play.
Texeira levelled, though, a minute into stoppage time and there was still time for Dusan Tadic to seal the win, Groningen's third in the Eredivisie this season.
Waalwijk, Vitesse enjoy wins
RKC Waalwijk returned to winning ways with a routine 2-0 victory over NEC Nijmegen. Ruud Brood's men had won four successive games before losing to AZ last weekend.
But they never looked like slipping up again in a one-sided encounter at the Mandemakers Stadion. Geoffrey Castillion put the hosts ahead after 38 minutes and Rick ten Voorde made sure of the win with a second 13 minutes from time.
Elsewhere, Wilfried Bony's first-half double was enough to give Vitesse Arnhem a 2-0 victory over bottom club Excelsior. Bony forced his way past two Excelsior defenders to fire Vitesse ahead on 12 minutes and he struck again in the 22nd minute, turning on the edge of area to fire home after Nicky Hofs' pass had picked him out.