Ten-man ADO Den Haag shocked high-flying Feyenoord 1-0 on Sunday thanks to a stunning own goal from Sven van Beek.

ado fey dhdhFeyenoord went into the game full of confidence after the midweek victory over Ajax, and they were heavy favourites to see off ADO Den Haag, who hadn’t tasted victory since the second Eredivisie game-week in August.

However from the start Feyenoord looked uncharacteristically poor, and they only created once chance during an even first half with Terence Kongolo heading over unmarked. At the other end ADO Den Haag looked much more threatening with Mike Havenaar flicking a chance just wide in the first half before sending another effort onto the bar after the break.

The deadlock was eventually broken on 69 minutes in bizarre fashion with an unchallenged Sven van Beek slicing a routine clearance into his own net to give ADO Den Haag a shock lead. It was Van Beek’s fifth own goal in the Eredivisie: a stunning statistic considering the centre back is only 21.

Feyenoord poured forward, and even though Edouard Duplan saw a straight red card for standing on Bilal Basacikoglu, the Rotterdammers couldn’t find an equaliser.

The defeat means Ajax now move three points ahead of Feyenoord at the top, while ADO Den Haag rise to 13th.




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