La Haye (AFP)
Ajax maintained their lead at the top of the Eredivisie on Sunday after coming back from two goals to a 2-2 draw with title rivals PSV Eindhoven.
The champions keep a point ahead of PSV after the draw in Amsterdam, which came thanks to goals from Quincy Promes and Antony after a brace from Eran Zahavi in the first half put the team in the lane. outside in an imposing lead.
Feyenoord and Vitesse Arnhem are still two points behind after respective 2-0 away wins at Sparta Rotterdam and Heracles.
PSV missed injured Mario Gotze for the top-of-the-table clash but nonetheless stunned Ajax by taking a two-goal lead in the opening 21 minutes thanks to Zahavi.
The Israeli put the away side in the lead just in the second minute when he snagged a stunning Donyell Malen film before making his way home quietly.
He connected with Malen again when he doubled PSV’s advantage 19 minutes later, exchanging passes with the Netherlands international to open up Ajax’s defense before confidently securing his second from the evening.
However, the hosts rebounded five minutes before the break when Promes finished Dusan Tadic’s cross after a careful play down the left flank.
Ajax were believed to be at the same level shortly after the restart when Sebastien Haller ran to the net just two days after arriving from West Ham United for € 22.5million ($ 27.5million), just for see his goal ruled out by VAR for a tight offside.
But Erik ten Hag’s side would not be turned down and Haller played a key role in the 65th-minute equalizer when he landed on Antony to score the goal that kept his side at the top of the list.
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