A round up of how all the Dutchmen across Europe’s major leagues fared during the weekend including man of the match performances from Georginio Wijnaldum and Quincy Promes.

wiwiiEnglish Premier League

After a troubling few weeks Newcastle United earned a much needed 2-0 win over Liverpool on Sunday with Georginio Wijnaldum the star of the show. The Dutch midfielder caused the opening goal which was credited as a Martin Skrtel OG before the midfielder sealed victory in injury time with an excellent finish. Siem de Jong, Vurnon Anita and Daryl Janmaat all started the game and played well, especially the latter who was outstanding at right back.

Louis van Gaal came under fire once again after his Manchester United side were held to a 0-0 draw by West Ham on Saturday. Daley Blind played the full game while Memphis Depay was a late substitute. The winger looked lively after appearing from the bench but couldn’t help make the breakthrough.

Stoke City caused one of the biggest upsets of the weekend by beating Manchester City 2-0 at the Britannia in the Saturday lunch time kick off. Erik Pieters was once again in top form at left back, while after netting midweek in the league cup Ibrahim Afellay started for the Potters. Marco van Ginkel was a late substitute.

Nathan Ake played the full ninety minutes in Watford’s 2-0 win over Norwich City, helping his side keep a clean sheet with a solid display at right back.

Ronald Koeman’s Southampton slumped to 12th place in the league after being held to a 1-1 draw by bottom side Aston Villa. Maarten Stekelenburg and Virgil van Dijk played the full match, while Jordy Clasie was an unused substitute. Leandro Bacuna played 77 minutes for Aston Villa.

Patrick van Aanholt missed a glorious chance to equalise for Sunderland when his club was 2-1 down at Arsenal, who then went on to win 3-1. The left back played the full match, while Jeremain Lens appeared late on from the bench.

German Bundesliga

Klaas jan Huntelaar netted his 5th goal of the season to help his Schalke side beat Hannover 3-1 on Friday evening.

Bas Dost came on at half time of Wolfsburg’s tie against Borussia Dortmund but could not prevent his side from succumbing to a 90th minute defeat. The final score was 2-1 with Shinji Kagawa scoring the winner in the 93rd minute.

Roy Beerens was an unused substitute as Hertha Berlin beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 to move up to 4th in the table.

Paul Verhaegh played the full ninety minutes as Augsburg earned a 1-0 win over Koln, which moved them three points clear of the bottom spot in the table.

Italian Serie A

Ricardo Kishna started for Lazio in their tie with Juventus but was taken off at half time in an eventual 2-0 defeat. Wesley Hoedt and Edson Braafheid were unused substitute’s.

Nigel de Jong was an unused substitute in AC Milan’s 0-0 draw at Carpi.

Marten de Roon netted his first goal for Atlanta in their 3-0 win over Palermo on Sunday. The midfielder smashed a fierce low shot into the bottom corner with ten minutes left, while he also set up his side’s opener in the first half.

Spanish La Liga

Rafael van der Vaart appeared from the bench with fifteen minutes left of Real Betis 1-1 draw with Celta Vigo. Ricky van Wolfswinkel was not in the squad.

French Ligue 1

Karim Rekik was once again in the Marseille starting line-up, but the Dutchman looked shaky in a 2-2 draw with Montpellier.

Portuguese Premiera Liga

Porto, with Bruno Martins Indi in their side, were made to work hard for a 2-1 victory over Pacos de Ferreira on Saturday. The win keeps them two points behind leaders Sporting Lisbon.

Turkish Super lig

Galatasaray easily saw off Bursaspor 3-0 on Friday with Wesley Sneijder completing the whole ninety minutes.

Diego Biseswar scored for Kayserispor, but could not prevent his side from being beat 2-1 by Besiktas.

Ryan Donk played the full 90 minutes as Kasimpasa beat Osmanlispor 1-0.

Robin van Persie did not feature for Fenerbahce in their 2-2 draw with Gaziantepspor.

Russian Premier League

Quincy Promes netted the winner for Spartak Moscow in their 1-0 win over Krylya Sovetov on Friday to take his season tally to double figures. The winger netted from close range in the first minute and continues to lead the goalscorer charts in Russia.

Swiss Super League

Jean Paul Boetius appeared from the bench with seven minutes to go of Basel’s 2-0 win over Thun.

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