A red card for Lewis Baker spoiled an otherwise routine victory for Vitesse as goals from Baker, Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Milot Rashica saw Vitesse ease to victory.

  • By Michael Statham
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The home side began well and played the ball around confidently in an attempt to break down a defensive Twente outfit.

It didn’t take long for Vitesse to find a way through. A bouncing ball in the Twente box was not cleared and Chelsea loanee Lewis Baker was on hand to smash in.

The second goal arrived following a free-flowing move, ending in a Leerdam cross met by van Wolfswinkel for a simple finish.

Twente’s faint hopes of a second-half come back were quickly wiped away by another defensive error. After the ball was given away, van Wolfswinkel played in Rashica, who twisted and turned his opponent before rifling home his side’s third.

René Hake’s team tried to change the tide of the game but could not take full advantage. A free-header for Ünal went wide of the target and Fredrik Jensen fired over as Twente’s bad day continued.

However, a small hope did reappear once Mateusz Klich converted a penalty with ten minutes to go and Baker was sent off for tripping a Twente player on the counter-attack around the half-way line. The punishment seemed harsh, and the midfielder may now be forced to miss big league games against Groningen and AZ plus a cup quarter-final with Feyenoord in between.

Victory sees Vitesse leapfrog today’s opponents into seventh. Twente are now eighth.

Watch below the best bits so far this season from Baker, plus Celina, Unal and Yeboah who played today below!

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