Ajax thrash Twente, wins league

FILE PHOTO: Ajax wins league in 2015

FILE PHOTO: Ajax wins league in 2015

Ajax retained first place in the Dutch title race by scoring three times late on to preserve their goal difference advantage over PSV Eindhoven.

The leaders beat FC Twente 4-0 but they will go into the final day of the season level on points with PSV, who defeated Cambuur 6-2.

PSV looked set to close the gap with 10 minutes left on Sunday as they led 5-2 and Ajax only had a 1-0 advantage.

But Ajax then scored three times to wrestle back the initiative.

It was the first time since 1991 that Ajax had scored three or more goals from the 80-minute mark onwards in an Eredivisie game.

It ensured they will go into their game at De Graafschap on Sunday with a six-goal advantage over PSV, who travel to PEC Zwolle for their final game.

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Source:: PM Newspaper