KENYA BROWN - Monday, February 13, 2017
Matt Miazga was an early sub in Vitesse's loss to Willem II while Desevio Payne started in Groningen's loss to Eredivisie leaders Feyenoord.
Vitesse 0-2 Willem II
Two late second half goals would do Vitesse in as they went down to Willem II at the GelreDome.
Matt Miazga entered the game in the 37th minute for Vitesse.
The host tried their best to get things going in the first half, with Adnane Tighadouini's shot crashing off the crossbar being the closest they would come to scoring.
Vitesse continued to dominate the game in the second half, with Lewis Baker, Milot Rashica and Nathan missing excellent chances to break the deadlock. However, it would be the visitors that would find the back of the net and walk away with all three points.
Dico Koppers scored Willem II's first in the 84th minute when he raced into the box to fire the ball into the back of the net.
Obbi Oulare sealed the win for the team four minutes into stoppage time when the Belgian beat Vitesse goalkeeper Eloy Room with his shot.
The loss moves Vitesse down to seventh place in the standings with 33 points.
Feyenoord 2-0 Groningen
Two goals from Jens Toornstra handed Feyenoord the win over Groningen at Stadion Feijenoord in Rotterdam.
Desevio Payne started the game for the Green-White Army in the loss.
Toornstra, who was playing in the place of Dirk Kuyt scored his first in the 38th minute when collected a pass from teammate Steven Berghuis and flicked the ball into the back of the net.
The Dutchman would seal the game midway through the second half with a close-range effort after some fine work from defender Jan-Arie van der Heijden.
Juninho Bacuna would end Groningen's game on a sour note when he was shown a red card for his late challenge on Terence Kongolo.
The loss leaves Groningen in ninth place in the standings with 26 points.
Gedion Zelalem saw his first action for Eerste Divisie leaders VVV Venlo, entering the game in the second half and scoring a goal in their 7-0 win over Helmond Sport.
Shane O'Neill started in NAC Breda's 3-2 loss to RKC Waalwijk.