FC Twente are heading for relegation after another defeat on Sunday. Feyenoord came away from the Grolsch Veste with a 3-1 victory. 

Twente had a miserable weekend heading into the game as results elsewhere went totally against them. Sparta Rotterdam and Roda JC both winning meant that the Tukkers were four points adrift in 18th and avoiding defeat against Feyenoord was crucial. Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side welcomed back Nicolai Jorgensen up front, while Robin van Persie was fit enough for the bench.

After 18 minutes, Feyenoord took the lead through in-form Jean-Paul Boetius, who raced onto a Jens Toornstra pass before slotting the ball past Joel Drommel. However, four minutes later, Brad Jones gifted Twente an equaliser as Adam Maher picked the ball of the goalkeeper before finishing into an empty net.

Feyenoord were the more dangerous side before the break and went close through Sven van Beek and Boetius but Twente held on to the 1-1 at the break. Early in the second half, Jorgensen missed a great chance as Feyenoord continued to press.

Van Bronckhorst decided to swap Toornstra and Boetius for Sebastian Larsson and Van Persie and minutes later the lead did come. Steven Berghuis combined with Karim El Ahmadi before curling the ball into the net.

El Ahmadi then set up Jorgensen to backheel in the third goal on 75 minutes which sealed the victory for Feyenoord.

Feyenoord move five points clear of Utrecht in fourth spot while Twente are rock bottom and have only four games to pull back the four-point gap on Sparta Rotterdam or they will be playing in the Eerste Divisie next season.

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