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Feyenoord 6-2 Ajax: Robin van Persie scores twice for hosts

Robin van Persie
Van Persie has scored 10 goals for Feyenoord this season and said he will retire from football at the end of the season

Former Manchester United and Arsenal striker Robin van Persie scored twice as Feyenoord thumped Ajax 6-2.

Van Persie, 35, netted either side of half-time, with Jens Toornstra, Steven Berghuis, Tonny Vilhena and Yassine Ayoub also converting for the hosts.

Ajax went ahead through Lasse Schone and Hakim Ziyech made it 2-2, but Feyenoord ran away with the game.

On Thursday, Feyenoord boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst announced he will leave the club at the end of the season.

The former Netherlands international led the club to their first league title in 18 years in 2017 and will have been in charge for almost four years.

Eredivisie leaders PSV Eindhoven beat Groningen 2-1 on Saturday, meaning their lead over second-placed Ajax stands at five points.

Meanwhile, former Arsenal and England youth international midfielder Dan Crowley scored the winning goal as Willem II beat Utrecht 1-0.

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Line-ups

Feyenoord

  • 1Vermeer
  • 4St. Juste
  • 3van Beek
  • 33Botteghin
  • 29VerdonkSubstituted forHapsat 73'minutes
  • 8Clasie
  • 28Toornstra
  • 10Vilhena
  • 19BerghuisSubstituted forAyoubat 83'minutes
  • 32van PersieSubstituted forN Jørgensenat 68'minutes
  • 11Larsson

Substitutes

  • 2Nieuwkoop
  • 5Haps
  • 6van der Heijden
  • 9N Jørgensen
  • 13Delle
  • 17Sinisterra
  • 18Ayoub
  • 23Kökcü
  • 26Wehrmann
  • 30ten Hove
  • 34Vente

Ajax

  • 24Onana
  • 12Mazraoui
  • 4de Ligt
  • 16MagallánSubstituted forSinkgravenat 60'minutes
  • 17Blind
  • 20Schöne
  • 6van de BeekSubstituted forNeresat 59'minutes
  • 21de Jong
  • 22Ziyech
  • 25DolbergSubstituted forHuntelaarat 72'minutes
  • 10Tadic

Substitutes

  • 2Kristensen
  • 7Neres
  • 8Sinkgraven
  • 9Huntelaar
  • 19Labyad
  • 26Lamprou
  • 27Schuurs
  • 30de Wit
  • 32Cerny
Referee:
Danny Makkelie
Attendance:
47,500

Match Stats

Home TeamFeyenoordAway TeamAjax
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home20
Away16
Shots on Target
Home9
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Feyenoord 6, Ajax 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Feyenoord 6, Ajax 2.

Attempt missed. Hakim Ziyech (Ajax) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Noussair Mazraoui.

Corner, Ajax. Conceded by Ridgeciano Haps.

Attempt saved. Hakim Ziyech (Ajax) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Noussair Mazraoui.

Ridgeciano Haps (Feyenoord) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dusan Tadic (Ajax).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Eric Botteghin (Feyenoord) because of an injury.

Foul by Jeremiah St. Juste (Feyenoord).

Dusan Tadic (Ajax) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Sam Larsson (Feyenoord) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Frenkie de Jong (Ajax).

Goal!

Goal! Feyenoord 6, Ajax 2. Yassin Ayoub (Feyenoord) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicolai Jørgensen.

Attempt blocked. Nicolai Jørgensen (Feyenoord) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Yassin Ayoub.

Substitution

Substitution, Feyenoord. Yassin Ayoub replaces Steven Berghuis.

Attempt missed. Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Lasse Schöne with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Ajax. Conceded by Kenneth Vermeer.

Attempt saved. Dusan Tadic (Ajax) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Neres.

Attempt saved. Steven Berghuis (Feyenoord) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Nicolai Jørgensen.

Tonny Vilhena (Feyenoord) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lasse Schöne (Ajax).

Ridgeciano Haps (Feyenoord) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Noussair Mazraoui (Ajax).

Foul by Jeremiah St. Juste (Feyenoord).

Dusan Tadic (Ajax) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Feyenoord 5, Ajax 2. Tonny Vilhena (Feyenoord) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jens Toornstra.

Offside, Feyenoord. Nicolai Jørgensen tries a through ball, but Jens Toornstra is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Sam Larsson (Feyenoord) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jeremiah St. Juste.

Substitution

Substitution, Feyenoord. Ridgeciano Haps replaces Calvin Verdonk.

Substitution

Substitution, Ajax. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar replaces Kasper Dolberg.

Foul by Nicolai Jørgensen (Feyenoord).

Daley Sinkgraven (Ajax) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. David Neres (Ajax) with an attempt from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dusan Tadic with a cross.

Corner, Feyenoord. Conceded by Lasse Schöne.

Substitution

Substitution, Feyenoord. Nicolai Jørgensen replaces Robin van Persie.

Steven Berghuis (Feyenoord) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daley Sinkgraven (Ajax).

Steven Berghuis (Feyenoord) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daley Sinkgraven (Ajax).

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 27th January 2019

  • FeyenoordFeyenoord6AjaxAjax2
  • Fortuna SittardFortuna Sittard2VitesseVitesse1
  • FC UtrechtFC Utrecht0Willem IIWillem II1
  • sc Heerenveensc Heerenveen0AZ AlkmaarAZ Alkmaar2

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSV Eindhoven19171164115352
2Ajax19152266184847
3Feyenoord19123442251739
4AZ Alkmaar199463526931
5Vitesse198563125629
6FC Utrecht198473027328
7VVV-Venlo197572729-226
8Heracles Almelo198293340-726
9Willem II197482934-525
10Fortuna Sittard196583236-423
11sc Heerenveen195684045-521
12PEC Zwolle1963102231-921
13ADO Den Haag195682639-1321
14FC Emmen195682440-1621
15Excelsior1954102748-2119
16FC Groningen1953112230-818
17NAC Breda1944112241-1916
18De Graafschap1943121946-2715
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