A 90th-minute equaliser saw NEC Nijmegen claim a 1-1 draw with Vitesse in the Gelderse derby. 

nec-bAll eyes at kick-off were on Vitesse midfielder Navarone Foor, who spent five years with NEC Nijmegen before joining their biggest rivals in the summer. Sunday was the first time he had returned to the Stadion de Goffert and to the joy of the Vitesse crowd he opened the scoring on 38 minutes with a close range finish after Ricky van Wolfswinkel squared the ball into his path.

The goal was barely deserved for Vitesse, who had barely threatened in the early stages as NEC went close to opening the scoring with Eloy Room having to make a good save from Von Haacke’s shot.

After the break, the home side continued to push forward but they had no luck in front of goal, Mohamed Rayhi seeing two shots blocked while Taiwo Awoniyi shot wide after good build-up play around the box. Just after the hour mark the game had to be suspended for a few minutes as NEC fans threw items on the pitch while Lewis Baker was attempting to take a corner.

When the game resumed, NEC dominated and finally in the 90th minute they got the equaliser with Dario Dumic heading a cross past Eloy Room. Awoniyi may claim the goal as he striker got the final touch to push the ball over the line. In the fifth minute of injury time Lewis Baker had the ball in the net for Vitesse, but his effort was ruled out for offside.

The point means Vitesse stay 7th while NEC remain in 12th.




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