The KNVB Cup round of 16 continued on Wednesday with four ties. Feyenoord, Vitesse, Utrecht and AZ Alkmaar all booked their place in the Quarter Finals. 

kuyt-feyadoFeyenoord 5-1 ADO Den Haag

A hat-trick from Dirk Kuyt inspired league leaders Feyenoord to a 5-1 win over ADO Den Haag.

The veteran striker was restored to the Feyenoord line-up after missing out on the 4-0 win over AZ Alkmaar, and he came close to opening the scoring early on but his shot was magnificently saved by Robert Zwinkels.

Eventually on 34 minutes, the hosts did take the lead through a Nicolai Jorgensen header and early in the second half the Dane was fouled in the box which led to Kuyt scoring from the penalty spot. Fifteen minutes later, Kuyt slid in his second of the game from close range before Karim El Ahmadi found the bottom corner to make it 4-0.

Ten minutes from time, Zwinkels brought down Kuyt for another penalty which the Feyenoord captain again netted to seal his hat-trick. Just before the end Gervane Kastaneer pulled one back for ADO Den Haag, but it was only a consolation.

PEC Zwolle 1-2 Utrecht

Richairo Zivkovic scored a 92nd-minute penalty as Utrecht came from behind to knock out PEC Zwolle.

The hosts are struggling in the league and were hoping for a change of fortune in the cup. After only eight minutes they took the lead through Nicolai Brock-Madsen, who finished off Bart Schenkeveld’s cross.

However, Utrecht were the better side on the night and they eventually equalised on 80 minutes when Richairo Zivkovic’s flick on was headed into the net by substitute Kevin Conboy. Then in injury time, Dirk Marcellis was adjudged to have tripped Zivkovic in the box and the striker calmly finished from the spot to ensure Utrecht’s place in the last eight.

Vitesse 4-0 Jodan Boys

Vitesse Arnhem eased into the next round after a 4-0 win over a 10-man Jodan Boys.

Matt Miazga opened the scoring with a low strike on 14 minutes later and moments later it was 2-0 as Adnane Tighadouini found the net. In the second half, Levi Marengo saw red and conceded a penalty which Lewis Baker scored, and shortly afterwards Milot Raschica completed the rout.

Vitesse could have added more before the end but goalkeeper Marvin Straver and the woodwork kept the score down.

AZ 2-0 ASWH

AZ Alkmaar were far from their best but they booked their place in the last eight with a 2-0 win over ASWH.

John van den Brom decided to make 7 changes to the side that lost 4-0 to Feyenoord at the weekend, and a young AZ side struggled in the first half. However, just before the break they took the lead as Robert Muhren fired a shot on the turn into the top corner.

The visitors kept the game alive in the second half but any chance of a shock was ended late on when Fred Friday netted a second.




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