Ajax narrowed the gap with Dutch league leaders PSV to 11 points after a 3-1 win in Eindhoven on Sunday.
PSV was the better team in the first half hour of the match, but Ajax openend the scoring. Ricardo Kishna tipped in a cross by Anwar El Ghazi.
PSV created some opportunities in the second half, but only found the net 13 minutes from time. Luuk de Jong headed in a cross by left back Jetro Willems.
A few minutes before the goal Ajax substitute Lasse Schone hit the cross-bar with a free-kick, but a few minutes after PSV’s equalizer he did hit the target with a deflected free-kick.
Anwar El Ghazi secured Ajax’s victory in injury-time. He finished a fine action with a curled shot into the net.
Thanks to the win number two Ajax closed the gap with league leaders PSV to 11 points, with nine rounds remaining.
“Still I don’t think it is realistic to think about the title,” Ajax coach Frank de Boer said afterwards. PSV coach Phillip Cocu agreed: “We shouldn’t give this away.”
AZ, which beat Willem II 2-0 on Saturday, and Feyenoord, which drew 0-0 against FC Utrecht on Sunday, are third and fourth. Enditem