A round-up of how all the Dutchmen playing in Europe’s biggest league’s fared over the weekend.

vn-aanholtEnglish Premier League

Patrick van Aanholt netted the winner for Sunderland in their 1-0 victory over Watford on Saturday. The left-back struck from close range to lift the Black cats off the bottom of the table. Daryl Janmaat came off the bench late on for Watford.

Marten de Roon netted his third goal of the season as Middlesbrough hammered Swansea City 3-0. Leroy Fer appeared from the bench for Swansea, while Mike van der Hoorn was an unused substitute.

Nathan Ake headed Bournemouth ahead against Southampton on Sunday but couldn’t stop his side losing 3-1. Virgil van Dijk and Jordy Clasie both featured for the Saints and impressed. Clasie assisted Ryan Bertrand’s leveler and ended the game on a 93.5% pass accuracy, while Van Dijk made six clearances and three tackles.

Stoke City let a two-goal lead slip against Leicester City in a 2-2 draw on Saturday. Both Erik Pieters and Bruno Martins Indi featured for the Potters.

Ronald Koeman’s first Merseyside derby ended in defeat as Liverpool struck late on to earn a 1-0 win on Monday. Georginio Wijnaldum put in a good shift in the middle of the park and ended the game with the highest pass accuracy rate, while Maarten Stekelenburg had to be substituted in the second half after suffering an injury.

Daley Blind was an unused substitute in Manchester United’s 2-0 win over West Brom.

Spanish La Liga

Ryan Babel headed in his fourth goal of the season as Deportivo La Coruna saw off Osasuna 2-0.

Jasper Cillessen was an unused substitute in Barcelona’s 4-1 win over Espanyol.

Ryan Donk played the full game for Real Betis on Friday but couldn’t prevent them losing 1-0 at Alaves. The midfielder put in an impressive performance, though, making three interceptions, five clearances and ended the game on 87.8% passing accuracy.

German Bundesliga

Jeffrey Bruma netted the winner as Wolfsburg earned a much needed 1-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt. The centre back was also solid in defence, making nine clearances, and six interceptions during the game.

Jeffrey Gouweleeuw returned to the Augsburg defence on Saturday and helped his side keep a clean sheet in a 1-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach. Paul Verhaegh also played the full ninety minutes.

Italian Serie A

Kevin Strootman couldn’t prevent Roma from going down 1-0 at Juventus. The midfielder played the full game for the Romans but failed to make a big impact.

Stefan de Vrij impressed in the centre of defence as Lazio beat Fiorentina 3-1 on Sunday evening. Ricardo Kishna was also a substitute in the second half for Lazio, while Wesley Hoedt remained on the bench.

Jonathan de Guzman played the full ninety minutes of Chievo’s 2-1 win over Sampdoria.

Turkish Super Lig

Galatasaray were held to a 2-2 draw by Osmanlispor on Sunday. Both Wesley Sneijder and Nigel de Jong featured for Jan Olde Riekerink’s side, while Adam Maher was a late sub for Osmanlispor.

Robin van Persie was forced off injured after only 11 minutes of Fenerbahce’s 3-0 win over Genclerbirligi. Jeremain Lens assisted Moussa Sow for both the games opening and final goal.

French Ligue 1

Karim Rekik was an unused substitute as Marseille beat Lille 2-0 on Sunday.

Portuguese Primeira Liga

Sporting Lisbon slumped to a surprise 1-0 defeat at home to Braga on Sunday evening. Bas Dost played the full game but struggled to make an impact, while Douglas and Marvin Zeegelar also featured.

English Championship

Rajiv van la Parra played 90 minutes of Huddersfield Town’s 2-1 win at Norwich City on Friday night.

Jaap Stam’s Reading recorded a 3-2 win over Blackburn Rovers on Saturday. Joey van den Berg and Roy Beerens both featured for Reading, while Marvin Emnes played the full game for the Rovers.

Yanic Wildschut netted a double for Wigan on Saturday but couldn’t prevent his side losing 3-2 at home to Ipswich Town.

Maikel Kieftenbeld played the full game for Birmingham in their 2-1 defeat against Brighton. The midfielder was unlucky to see an effort hit the post.

Tjarron Chery had a poor game for QPR and was substituted ten minutes before the end of their 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa.

Vurnon Anita was an unused substitute as Newcastle United beat Burton Albion 2-1 on Saturday.

Lex Immers was an unused substitute as Cardiff City lost 4-3 to Barnsley.




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