Amsterdam, Dec 4: Ajax moved into a tie for third in the Dutch league as captain Jan Vertonghen scored twice in the 4-1 win over Excelsior Rotterdam on Saturday.
Miralem Sulejmani and Nicolas Lodeiro added second-half goals for Ajax, which leveled with Twente in the standings.
League leader AZ was three points ahead of PSV, which was four ahead of Twente and Ajax.
David Texeira scored three goals in FC Groningen's 3-3 draw against NEC Nijmegen. Melvin Platje intervened with two goals for NEC while Abdisalam Ibrahim got the other.
Also, Charlton Vicento, Jens Toornstra and Marc Hocher in ADO The Hague's 3-0 win over NAC Breda.
Sanharib Malki and Adil Ramzi scored for Roda JC to beat De Graafschap 2-1.
On Friday, Heracles Almelo hammered last-place VVV-Venlo 7-0 to earn its biggest ever league win.