Vitesse are top of the Eredivisie after two late goals gave them a 3-1 win over Utrecht on Saturday night.

  • By Michael Bell
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havenaar aThe home side started well and came close to the lead after 20 minutes, but Renato Ibarra saw his effort come off the woodwork.

Vitesse were then awarded a penalty on 31 minutes for a hand ball in the Utrecht box, with Christian Atsu slotting home from the spot for his first goal for the club.

In the second half Utrecht went looking for the equaliser, and Steve de Ridder should have found it on the hour mark after he rounded Piet Velthuizen to only see his weak effort cleared off the line.

Then minutes later Vitesse captain Guram Kashia handled in his box to give Utrecht a penalty, and De Ridder made no mistake from the penalty spot to make it 1-1.

With four minutes to go Vitesse regained the lead with Mike Havenaar diving to meet Kelvin Leerdam’s cross, heading the ball into the net.

In the final minute, Vitesse made the three points safe as Davy Propper hammered a shot from outside the box into the roof of the net via the crossbar.

The win sees Vitesse leapfrog AZ Alkmaar into the top spot temporarily while Utrecht drop to 13th spot.




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