Feyenoord failed to move level at the top of the table after being held to a 1-1 draw by Roda JC in Kerkrade.

fey rodaEljero Elia was named in the starting line-up for Feyenoord after having his red card during a reserve match last week rescinded, while Michiel Kramer was once again preferred to Colin Kazim-Richards.

After 20 minutes Feyenoord took the lead with Kramer sending a powerful header into the net after an excellent cross from right back Rick Karsdorp.

However the hosts, who paid tribute to the late Dick Nanninga before the game, caused Feyenoord countless problems with their quick counter attacking tactics, and they were deservedly level on 27 minutes through an excellent Hicham Faik free kick, who curled the ball over Kenneth Vermeer and into the top corner.

In the second half Feyenoord struggled to create chances with Kramer proving an isolated figure up front. Dirk Kuyt was presented with Feyenoord’s best two chances to earn three points, but he saw his first header cleared off the line on 70 minutes, before hitting the crossbar with another in injury time.

The point means Feyenoord remain 4th, while Roda JC sit 6th.

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