December 7, 2013
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Vitesse Arnhem beat PSV 6-2 to stay atop the Eredivisie and pile more pressure on Eindhoven coach Phillip Cocu on Saturday.
Lucas Piazon opened the scoring in Eindhoven before Memphis Depay pulled PSV level at the end of the first half. Goals by Mike Havenaar and Kelvin Leerdam looked to have sealed the three points for Vitesse but Karim Rekik narrowed the margin to one goal in the 84th. PSV's hope was shortlived as it conceded three goals in the closing minutes to extend a winless streak in the league that dates to Oct. 6.
PSV's sixth league defeat of the season left the club 10th, but Cocu vowed not to quit.
"However tough it is, I am a club man. I love the club and I am here for the players," Cocu said. "I'm not the type to throw in the towel."
Second-placed Ajax warmed up for its crucial midweek Champions League clash with AC Milan by thrashing NAC Breda 4-0 thanks to a hat trick by midfielder Davy Klaassen.
"I am in good form, playing well and feeling good," Klaassen said.
Klaassen, who is running into form after recovering from a long groin injury, scored in the 34th minute, in stoppage time at the end of the first half and then again in the 64th minute before Bojan Krkic rounded off the rout four minutes later.
"We produced great attacks and beautiful goals. It's a shame we didn't score more," Ajax coach Frank de Boer said.
Ajax has to beat AC Milan in Milan on Wednesday to progress to the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Third-placed FC Twente had to wait until second-half stoppage time for the winner in its 2-1 victory at AZ Alkmaar. Roy Beerens gave AZ the lead in just the third minute, controlling the ball on his chest and volleying home from 20 meters before Youness Mokhtar turned the match around with a goal in the 39th minute and the last-gasp winner.
Updated on Saturday, Dec 7, 2013 5:33 pm, EST
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