Sparta Rotterdam defeated FC Twente 2-0 in Enschede to move up to ninth in the Eredivisie table.

Both sides can look back on a decent start to the campaign with FC Twente sitting sixth before the game, while Sparta have distanced themselves from the drop zone after a difficult start.

After a scrappy start to the game, Sparta opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time with Mario Engels fortunately finding the net from a Sven Mijnans free-kick.

In the 67th minute, Deroy Duarte curled a wonderful effort over Joel Drommel to seal the victory for the visitors.

FC Twente had an off-day in front of goal and end the year with a defeat which leaves them sixth. Sparta climbs up to ninth.

For the first time in 23 years, Sparta has now won two Eredivisie away games in a row.

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