Feyenoord, PSV, ADO Den Haag and Excelsior continue perfect start, while Twente, Willem II and Groningen remain pointless, writes Neil Adderley.
Heerenveen 2 v 2 Utrecht: Frisian fightback denies Utrecht
Luciano Slagveer opened the scoring for the hosts on 11 minutes, but the game was turned on its head on the half hour when Sebastian Haller and Bart Ramselaar hit the target to give Utrecht a deserved lead.
Heerenveen pushed for a second half equaliser and were rewarded when Reza Ghoochannejhad tapped home after a blunder by Utrecht keeper Robbin Ruiter.
The Frisians came closest to finding a winner but Henk Veerman failed to hit the target with a late header.
Excelsior 2 v 0 Groningen: False start continues for substandard Groningen
Excelsior comfortably beat Groningen making club history in the process.
The Rotterdam club claimed its first back to back opening games victories and left the struggling visitors at the foot of the table without a point or a goal.
Jurgen Mattheij headed past keeper Sergio Padt after only two minutes, and Groningen were grateful to the big keeper for almost single handedly keeping the hosts at bay.
And with seconds left on the clock Padt came agonisingly close to claiming an unlikely equaliser when his powerful header bounced across the line after hitting the inside of an Excelsior post.
However, with the keeper now stranded in the opposition half, the ball fell for Kevin Vermeulen who found the empty Groningen net from the halfway line and seal the three points for the hosts.
Ajax 2 v 2 Roda JC: Late equaliser stuns Ajax
An injury time Tom Van Hyfte header stunned the Amsterdam ArenA as Roda claimed a famous point in Amsterdam.
Ajax had hit six past the visitors in last season’s corresponding fixture and were given an 8th minute lead as Kasper Dolberg nodded home on the line after good work by Davy Klaassen.
However, Adil Auassar flicked the ball past Jasper Cillessen to give Roda an unexpected boost before half time.
Ajax then restored the lead before the break with Dolberg claiming his second Eredivisie goal from a Daley Sinkgraven cross.
As expected Ajax dominated the second period but Peter Bosz’s side failed to put the game beyond the visitors, and van Hyfte made the hosts pay as he popped up with a late, late header to secure Roda an unlikely point in Amsterdam.
Vitesse Arnhem 1 v 2 ADO Den Haag: Henk Fraser downed by ex-club ADO
ADO shocked Vitesse as two goals from striker Gervane Kastaneer saw the visitors overturn a one goal deficit in Arnhem.
Ricky van Wolfswinkel with his second goal in as many starts gave Vitesse a deserved lead, but ADO always looked threatening on the break and Kastaneer fired past Eloy Room on 31 minutes form a Wilfried Kanon cross.
Vitesse went all out for a winner in the second period but were caught with yet another sucker punch on the counter as Kastaneer raced away before finding the far side of Room’s net.
ADO held on comfortably to maintain a perfect start to the season, made all the sweeter as the Den Haag club got one over ex manager Henk Fraser.
PEC Zwolle 0 v 3 Sparta Rotterdam: Impressive Sparta put PEC to the sword
Sparta applied themselves well in defeat to Ajax on the opening day and the Rotterdammers put on a confident show in Zwolle.
Loris Brogno claimed the first of a double as the striker slid home after being found in the area by a cheeky back heel from Stijn Spierings.
Dirk Marcellis was denied an equaliser by the assistant referee’s flag, before Craig Goodwin lifted the ball beyond Mickey van der Hart to double the visitors lead.
And with seconds on the clock Brogno kept his composure to round van der Hart and seal the win for newly promoted Sparta.
Heracles Almelo 3 v 1 Willem II: Heracles triumph despite penalty madness
Heracles claimed a first win of the season with goals from Iliass Bel Hassani and a double from Paul Gladon.
However, this game will be remembered for a remarkable 60 seconds in the second period when Gladon missed not one but two penalties.
The striker’s first effort was stopped by Willem II keeper Kostas Lamprou, and within a minute Gladon hit a second penalty against the Greek keeper’s crossbar.
Erik Falkenburg had earlier scored a consolation for struggling Willem II but it looks to be a long hard season in the making for the Tilburg team.
Feyenoord 2 v 0 Twente: Toornstra and Jorgensen fire Feyenoord past Twente
Midfielder Jens Toornstra fired Feyenoord into a 23rd minute lead after the hosts finally combined to create a chance against FC Twente.
Toornstra making no mistake after good play from Dirk Kuijt, Nicolai Jorgensen and Karim El Ahmadi.
Feyenoord turned up the pressure on the Twente defence in the second half with Kuijt, Karsdorp and Jorgensen all coming close to doubling the Rotterdammers lead.
Twente’s best chance fell to Man City loanee Yaw Yeboah but the young striker failed to find the target from a Hakim Ziyech pass.
And with 10 minutes on the clock Jorgensen made the points safe for Feyenoord after the Dane turned sharply before hitting a smart finish.
Go Ahead Eagles 2 v 2 NEC: All square in Deventer
A brace from new NEC striker Kevin Mayi denied Go Ahead a victory on the return of the Eredivisie to Deventer.
The Frenchman was played through on goal by Quincy OwusuAbeyie and kept his cool to give the visitors a deserved 31st minute advantage.
Go Ahead came out for the second half a different side and drew level on 49 minutes through a firm strike from Sander Duits.
The Eagles then turned the game on its head when Henrik Ojamaa fired home, however, Mayi brought the sides level to ensure a share of the spoils for both teams.
PSV Eindhoven 1 v 0 AZ Alkmaar: PSV squeeze past AZ in Eindhoven
A 52nd minute header from Mexican international Hector Moreno was enough for PSV to see off a stubborn AZ.
The visitors, set up with five defenders, contained the reigning Eredivisie champions for long periods while looking to hurt the hosts on the counter attack.
But PSV was rewarded for its perseverance when a Jetro Willems cross was powered home by former AZ defender Moreno.
PSV join Feyenoord, Excelsior and ADO Den Haag on maximum points, while AZ after an opening day draw with Heerenveen are left seeking a first win of the new season.
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