PSV Eindhoven went seven points clear at the top of the Eredivisie with a 3-1 victory at Feyenoord after second-placed Ajax were held 0-0 at home by ADO Den Haag.
PSV were 2-0 up at half-time at De Kuip following goals from Santiago Arias in the 23rd minute and Steven Bergwijn in the 34th.
Tonny Vilhena pulled one back for champions Feyenoord eight minutes into the second half, with Gaston Pereiro then restoring the visitors’ two-goal advantage five minutes later.
It was an eighth win in nine league games for Phillip Cocu’s table-toppers.
Ajax were left frustrated after the closest they came to making a breakthrough against Den Haag was Siem de Jong heading against a post in the 66th minute.
Feyenoord have dropped a position to fifth, swapping places with FC Utrecht, who came from behind to win 3-1 at home against FC Twente.
After Haris Vuckic gave the away side a 10th-minute lead, Utrecht equalised just before half-time through Sean Klaiber, and Sander van de Streek and Yassin Ayoub added efforts in the 67th and 77th minutes respectively.
Sunday’s other game saw Willem II beat second-bottom Roda JC 1-0 at home, Ben Rienstra netting the winner just before the quarter-hour mark.