PEC Zwolle’s first-half comeback saw them beat FC Emmen 1-3 in an entertaining Eredivisie encounter.

  • by Michael Statham
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Both sides went into the game in poor form, but it was PEC who shone on Friday evening.

It didn’t start that way though for John Stegeman’s men. Nick Bakker met a corner to put Emmen ahead in a bright start for the hosts.

It didn’t take long though for the home side to begin making mistakes – and Zwolle pounced. Dennis Johnsen slotted in at the second time of asking, before Thomas Bruns knocked in a long ball to put PEC in front. Illias Bel Hassani nodded in a third before half-time following a shot that came off the crossbar.

Emmen came out fighting in the second half, but despite attempting 26 shots in the game, couldn’t find their way past a resolute PEC Zwolle defence for a second time. Impressive PEC goalkeeper Xavier Mous has saved the most shots in the Eredivisie this season so far.

PEC jump up to 12th position, whilst Emmen sit fifteenth with only one win and four defeats in five games.

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