Twente thump RKC on McClaren return
Steve McClaren enjoyed a winning return to the FC Twente helm this evening as his side stormed to a 5-0 Eredivisie victory over RKC Waalwijk. The Englishman, who was appointed head coach of the Enschede outfit for a second time earlier this month, looked on as his team cruised past their visitors tonight without ever really getting out of second gear.
Luuk de Jong and Emir Bajrami had the hosts 2-0 up by half-time, and after the break De Jong added another from the penalty spot before Nacer Chadli and Ola John made it five.
Also in the Dutch top flight this evening, Bas Dost struck twice as ten-man Heerenveen kept up their pursuit of European qualification with a 2-0 win at De Graafschap. The away team lost Darryl Janmaat to a first-half red-card but Dost's eye for goal proved decisive, with goals in each half earning his side a welcome victory.
NAC Breda pressed the self-destruct button as they were reduced to nine men en route to a 3-0 defeat at Excelsior. The visitors were already a goal down to Rangelo Janga's 36th-minute header when Kees Luijckx was dismissed after 56 minutes.
Roly Bonevacia followed his team-mate down the tunnel four minutes later and Excelsior duly took advantage, sealing the win with goals from Roland Alberg (63) and Darren Maatsen (89).