FC Twente stretched their domestic run to 28 games without a loss, even after suffering an early obstacle. Wesley Verhoek’s first minute goal was equalized by the home side’s Bryan Ruiz after which Kenneth Perez ensured victory for Steve McClaren’s team.
The outcome has moved them to five points ahead of PSV Eindhoven who are travelling to 3rd placed Ajax later this Sunday.
The visitors shocked the nearly 20,000 home fans in attendance as Ronnie Stam’s weak back pass from the head allowed Verhoek to find the back of the net with a left footer.
Twente took nearly the entire first half to get back to equal terms and they finally did when Ruiz converted a penalty chance for the home team.
Stam made up for his earlier defensive error by denying the visiting team a second goal. Sander Boschker was beaten and Andres Oper would have definitely tapped one in had in not been for Stam’s clearance.
Twente Enschede ADO Den Haag
Bryan Ruiz (33) Wesley Verhoek (1)
Bryan Ruiz (56)
Kenneth Perez (69)
Stadium: Arke Stadion, Netherlands
Match Time: 19:45 UK