Nicolas Isimat-Mirin grabbed a dramatic stoppage-time winner as Eredivisie leaders PSV Eindhoven stretched their winning run to eight games with a 1-0 success at Zwolle.
Phillip Cocu’s free-scoring side, who have now hit 38 goals in their opening 12 games of the season, were heading for a frustrating stalemate with their fourth-placed opponents until French defender Isimat-Mirin smashed a rebound into the roof of the net in the third minute of added time.
The late victory restored PSV’s eight-point lead at the top of the table following second-placed Ajax’s 8-0 win at NAC Breda on Saturday.
AZ Alkmaar are level on 25 points with Ajax after a late strike from substitute Mats Seuntjens earned a 1-0 win at bottom club Roda JC.
Forward Seuntjens had only been on the pitch 16 minutes when he pounced on a rebound to slot home in the 84th minute.
Utrecht climbed to fifth following their 3-1 win over Excelsior, and Groningen twice came from behind to end their five-match winless run with a 4-2 victory over sixth-placed Vitesse Arnhem.
In Sunday’s opening game, Den Haag came from behind to beat Heracles 4-1 with goals from Melvyn Lorenzen, Nasser El Khayati, Bjorn Johnsen and Elson Hooi cancelling out Reuven Niemeijer’s 10th-minute opener.