Feyenoord have maintained their five-point lead at the top of the Eredivisie after a hard fought 2-0 victory over Roda JC in Limburg.

The visitors were slow to get going in Kerkrade with Roda JC comfortably dealing with shots by Eljero Elia, Nicolai Jørgensen and Steven Berghuis. Before the break it was Roda JC who came closest to scoring with Tom van Hyfte hitting the post with a free kick.

Eventually on 69 minutes, Feyenoord took the lead with Jorgensen stabbing the ball into the path of an offside looking Dirk Kuyt, who curled the ball into the top corner. Two minutes before the end Elia made sure of the victory with a slotted finish into the bottom corner.

Feyenoord remain five points ahead of Ajax at the top while Roda JC are 17th.

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