Sc Heerenveen won no less than 4-0 against FC Emmen on Saturday evening, although the team of trainer Dick Lukkien played with nine men in the last fifteen minutes. PEC Zwolle against Willem II ended in 0-0 after a tumultuous final phase.
VAR emphatically present at PEC-Willem II
Heerenveen rose to third place on the Eredivisie rankings due to the victory, although PSV, Vitesse and Feyenoord will still play on Sunday. The Frisians have an excellent start to the season with four victories in six games, while FC Emmen has still not won and is sixteenth with three points.
Henk Veerman was one of the stars at Heerenveen on Saturday evening in the Abe Lenstra Stadium with two goals. The striker opened the score in the 26th minute on a pass from the Swede Benjamin Nygren. The nineteen-year-old Nygren thus crowned his first starting place for the Frisian club and three minutes later he himself was accurate. This time Veerman was the principal for Nygren, who came over from KRC Genk this month.
With the 2-0 the match was almost decided and in the 52nd minute Emmen was able to completely forget about a good result after the second yellow card and therefore red for Simon Tibbling.
With a heel, Rodney Kongolo made it 3-0 twenty minutes before time and the 74th minute was the fourth time. Joey Veerman gave the assist and Henk Veerman scored. With that, the 4-0 final score was on the scoreboard, but it became even worse for Emmen. Nikolai Laursen immediately got red from referee Sander van der Eijk for a foul on Pawel Bochniewicz, which meant that the visitors ended the game with nine players.
The fact that PEC-Willem II (0-0) did not score before half-time in the MAC³PARK stadium was a small miracle. The home team in particular had enough chances to score a goal, but Robbin Ruiter, and later his replacement Jorn Brondeel, kept his goal clean.
Willem II was the weaker party throughout the match, but was close to the opening goal fifteen minutes before the end. Mike Trésor found the head of Vangelis Pavlidis with a free kick, but the Greek headed the post. That turned out to be the start of a tumultuous final phase.
Five minutes before the end, Mustafa Saymak got his second yellow card after a foul on Derrick Köhn. In the instance, referee Martin Pérez put the ball on the spot, but the VAR ruled that the violation had been made outside the penalty area.
Jan-Arie van der Heijden seemed to score the winning goal from the following cleverly taken free kick. After minutes of deliberation with the VAR and reviewing the images, the referee decided to reject the goal due to an annoying offside by Sebastian Holmén.
Both PEC and Willem II failed to book his second victory of the season. The club from Zwolle is ninth with six points from six games and the Tilburgers are one place lower with a point less.
View the results, stand and the program in the Eredivisie here.