Ajax storm back with victory over Twente

Ajax of Amsterdam were firing on all cylinders Sunday when they powered past FC Twente of Enschede. Striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar led the 4-1 rout with a hat trick.

The scintillating form of the Amsterdammers was in stark contrast to their weak performance a week earlier against Heerenveen. ‘Football is all about scoring goals. Last week we missed five excellent chances. This week we took advantage of the opportunities,’ said Ajax trainer Henk ten Cate.
The home defeat saw FC Twente, who admitted they were outclassed, slip from second to fourth place in the premier league. Ajax moved up a place to the third spot.
Erwin Koeman, the manager of Feyenoord of Rotterdam, did his brother Ronald a favour by holding AZ of Alkmaar to a 0-0 draw. Ronald Koeman manages the league leader PSV of Eindhoven, who only managed a 0-0 draw away to third from bottom Excelsior of Rotterdam, giving second-placed AZ the chance to narrow the eight point gap. ‘He owes me a beer or maybe two,’ Erwin said of his brother.
AZ manager Louis van Gaal said his team, ‘created many and gave away few chances. The only thing we didn’t do is pull the trigger.’
Ronald Koeman was more concerned with the injury to PSV’s star Brazilian defender Alex, who damaged a hamstring and could be out for the rest of the season. Of the game, Koeman said PSV were not professional enough to win it. After eliminating Arsenal midweek in the Champions League it was always going to be a difficult game against Excelsior, he said.

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