Vitesse Arnhem won their first ever competition in their entire 125 year history as striker Ricky van Wolswinkel scored twice to beat AZ 2-0 and win the KNVB Beker.

  • By Michael Statham
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In terms of the Eredivisie, fifth played sixth in a closely matched contest, but it was AZ who made the early running. Derrick Luckassen smashed the bar from an early free-kick whilst Wout Weghorst fired wide when well placed.

Vitesse endured a quiet first-half as forwards found themselves often isolated, but the second-half was to read a different stroy as a higher tempo opened the game up.

AZ came close from a corner with twenty minutes left, but it was the Arnhem side who struck first with Vitesse supporter van Wolfswinkel meeting Milot Rashica’s cross to nod his team in front.

Shortly after, the striker made it two with a fine finish.

The two goals ensured Vitesse won the Dutch Cup and will play in the Europa League group stage next season.

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