Feyenoord made it eight straight league wins in a row with a 2-0 win at Willem II. 

fey-willGiovanni van Bronckhorst only made one change from the side that lost 1-0 to Fenerbahce in midweek with Steven Berghuis dropping out of the squad and Bilal Basacikoglu coming in. However, any hints of tiredness from Feyenoord weren’t evident as they began the game in Tilburg on the front foot with Tonny Vilhena denied an early goal by Kostas Lamprou, who tipped his shot wide.

On 16 minutes, Feyenoord had the lead as Nicolai Jorgensen got ahead of his marker to backheel Basacikoglu’s cross past Lamprou at the front post. It was nearly 2-0 shortly afterwards but Dirk Kuyt’s shot was well saved by Lamprou.

Thom Haye was behind most of Willem II’s attacks in the first half and from his free kick the home side nearly leveled but Freek Heerkens header drifted just wide of the post. The hosts brought Bartholomew Ogbeche on for the second half as they looked to push for an equaliser but Brad Jones rarely came under any trouble.

Renato Tapia came off the bench for Dirk Kuyt and the midfielder secured the win for Feyenoord with fifteen minutes left as he jinked through the Willem II defence before slotting past Lamprou. The hosts should have pulled one back before the end but Ogbeche headed over from close range.

The victory sends Feyenoord into the international break five points clear of Ajax and seven ahead of PSV. Willem II are 14th.

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