Eredivisie round-up: Floodlights halt Feyenoord in first minute as game called off

Third-placed Feyenoord’s clash with VVV-Venlo was abandoned in the first minute following floodlight failure at De Kuip.

The lights went off in the first minute of the game and club staff were unable to restore power, prompting the abandonment.

In-form Utrecht made it five wins on the bounce and moved fifth as they brushed aside ADO Den Haag 3-0.

They opened the scoring after eight minutes when Cyriel Dessers took advantage of a goalkeeping error to tuck home and skipper Willem Janssen bundled in a second from Oussama Tannane’s corner in the 68th minute.

A superb solo run and pass from Gyrano Kerk set up Joris van Overeem to tap in and seal victory with 13 minutes remaining.

Heerenveen are still without a home win in the Eredivisie this season after Reuven Niemeijer’s late goal snatched Emmen a point with a 1-1 draw in the early kick-off.

Arber Zeneli’s free-kick from wide on the right eluded goalkeeper Kjell Scherpen to give Heerenveen the lead on the half-hour, but Niemeijer levelled two minutes from time.

Fortuna Sittard moved above opponents PEC Zwolle and into the top 10 with a 3-0 home win. Mark Diemers scored two penalties to add to Finn Stokkers’ first-half opener.

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