THE HAGUE, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- PSV and Ajax made no mistake in the 23rd match round of the Dutch Eredivisie, while their rivals FC Twente and Feyenoord dropped points.
League leaders PSV Eindhoven came behind 0-1 versus FC Utrecht on Saturday after Jacob Mulenga had opened the scoring. Dries Mertens equalized with a free-kick against his former club and Georginio Wijnaldum became match winner in the 65th minute. After Atiba Hutchinson received his second booking five minutes later PSV had to finish the match with 10 men, but Utrecht was not able to produce the equalizer.
"It was an exciting match, especially in the last part," said PSV coach Dick Advocaat afterwards. "But in terms of chances we should have finished the match much earlier."
Following the 2-0 win against Steaua Bucharest in the Europa League on Thursday Ajax coach Frank de Boer rested his complete frontline trio Isaac Cuenca, Kolbeinn Sigthorsson and Viktor Fischer on Sunday against RKC.
With Jody Lukoki, captain Siem de Jong and Derk Boerrigter as forwards, Ajax had no difficulties and won 2-0 in Waalwijk. Niklas Moisander and Christian Eriksen scored in the first half, while RKC's Robert Braber penalty was saved by goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer in the second part.
Also on Sunday Feyenoord led a surprising 3-2 defeat at PEC Zwolle, with Denni Avdic handing the home-team the victory in the 75th minute. FC Twente drew 1-1 against Willem II on Saturday and Vitesse beat FC Groningen 2-0 on Sunday.
PSV now lead the Eredivisie with 50 points out of 23 matches, with reigning champions Ajax three points behind as closest rivals. FC Twente and Feyenoord are both on 44 points, while Vitesse collected 42 points.