The 2014/15 Eredivisie began with PEC Zwolle seeing off Utrecht 2-0 thanks to two second half strikes.

  • By Michael Bell
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drost sofkfnFresh off their Johan Cruijff Schaal win over Ajax last week, PEC Zwolle dominated possession from the kick off without really threatening the Utrecht net.

Mustafa Saymak sent a long range effort wide, while Bart van Hintum curled a free kick just past the post in a first half that was without any clear cut chances. Utrecht barely threatened, but Jens Toornstra could have opened the scoring when racing through on goal, but his chip wasn’t high enough and Diederik Boer made an easy save.

The match appeared to be heading for a dull 0-0 draw until with sixteen minutes to go PEC Zwolle opened the scoring. Debutante Jody Lukoki’s cross was flicked into the patch of Jesper Drost at the back post, and the winger made no mistake in drilling first time into the bottom corner.

In the 93rd minute Utrecht were awarded a corner, for which goalkeeper Robbin Ruiter made his way forward. When the ball was eventually cleared by PEC Zwolle, Soufain Moro spectacularly fired the ball into the net from his own half to seal the win for the home side.

The win is a great start for Ron Jan’s side, who go straight to the top of the table, while new Utrecht coach Rob Alflen will be disappointed by his side’s lacklustre beginning to the campaign

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