Utrecht scored two goals in the final ten minutes to turn around a poor performance and beat Twente 2-1.

  • by Michael Statham
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Utrecht manager John van den Brom was forced to watch on from the stands following last weekend’s rant at referee Siemen Mulder. He wouldn’t have been pleased with his side’s first-half performance, as visitors Twente looked the more dangerous side. Haris Vuckic couldn’t latch onto a Quensy Menig ball across the face of goal.

Ajax loanee Noa Lang pulled the strings behind the Twente forwards and looked threatening on numerous occasions with his direct running at the home side’s defence and passes through the back four.

Frustratingly for the home support, Utrecht struggled to improve after the break, and Twente instead went on to cause further problems: Vuckic was denied by Jeroen Zoet and a close-shave defensive header nearly lead to an own goal.

Eventually though, the home side dominated possession for the closing stages and a poor defensive header from Julio Pleguezuelo allowed Gyrano Kerk to slot home the equaliser in the 83rd minute.

Three minutes later, substitute striker Jonas Arweiler swept in a corner for the winning goal. The German striker was making his debut for the senior team after impressing with Jong Utrecht.

The drama was not over though; Vuckic was sent through on goal by Lang only to be denied by the offside flag.

Twente are left peering over their shoulder in 13th, five points above the drop zone. Utrecht are sixth.

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