Sparta Rotterdam are still unbeaten this season after a 2-2 draw at bottom of the table PEC Zwolle.

Sparta went into the game unbeaten and they were on top from the start with Mohamed Rayhi going close. In the 8th minute, it was 1-0 for the visitors with Ragner Ache heading in a cross from close range.

A minute later, PEC Zwolle equalised through Ilias Bel Hassani, who finished on the rebound after Tim Coremans saved a Thomas Bruns strike.

Sparta remained the better side for the rest of the first-half, but Xander Mous denied Bart Vriends and Halil Dervisoglu, while Pelle Clement cleared Adil Aoussar’s header off the line.

Ten minutes into the second half, Sparta Rotterdam took the lead against the run of play. Lennart Thy scored after good work by Clement.

Sparta then handed striker Joel Piroe his debut for the club and also brought on Lars Veldwijk. The changes worked with Veldwijk finding the equaliser in the 81st minute with a low strike into the bottom corner.

Piroe almost netted the winner in injury time but his strike from outside the box cannoned back off the inside of the post.

Sparta move onto eight points and are now third while PEC Zwolle get their first point of the campaign and move above RKC Waalwijk into 17th.

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