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2017/18 Dutch Eredivisie, Regular Season
  • Wouter Marinus (23')
  • Younes Namli (28')
  • Mustafa Saymak (73')
  • Denzel Dumfries (69')
  • Reza Ghoochannejhad (80')

PEC Zwolle beat Heerenveen to keep tabs on third-place Alkmaar

PEC Zwolle closed the gap on third-placed AZ Alkmaar thanks to a 3-2 win against Heerenveen in Tuesday's only Eredivisie game.
Wouter Marinus opened the scoring for the hosts in the 23rd minute and Zwolle doubled their advantage five minutes later through Younes Namli, with Youness Mokhtar providing both assists.
Eighth-placed Heerenveen left the pitch 2-0 down at the break but Denzel Dumfries' 69th minute goal got them back into the match.
However, Zwolle hit back four minutes later, this time after goalscorer Namli turned provider for Mustafa Saymak in the 73rd.
The visitors did not give up and Reza Ghoochannejhad scored with 10 minutes remaining to set up a dramatic finish, but the hosts held on.

Dutch Eredivisie Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 PSV Eindhoven 26 +63 67
2 Ajax Amsterdam 26 +66 62
3 Feyenoord Rotterdam 26 +22 47
4 AZ Alkmaar 26 +22 47
5 Vitesse Arnhem 26 +11 40
6 FC Utrecht 26 +11 40
7 SC Heracles Almelo 26 -4 39
8 FC Groningen 26 -3 35
9 Willem II Tilburg 26 -7 34
10 Heerenveen 26 -3 33
11 VVV Venlo 26 -12 32
12 PEC Zwolle 26 -11 29
13 Fortuna Sittard 26 -18 29
14 ADO Den Haag 26 -17 28
15 Excelsior 26 -27 26
16 De Graafschap 26 -24 25
17 FC Emmen VV 26 -30 25
18 NAC Breda 26 -39 17