Hanging onto the coattailsBy: Mohamed | February 2nd, 2011
Ajax remain 6 points behind leaders PSV Eindhoven after they comfortably won 3-0 away to NAC Breda. Goals from Siem de Jong and Miralem Sulejmani plus an o.g. from Rob Penders sealed the Amsterdammers sixth away win of the season.
In the first game of the post-Suarez era, Ajax took the lead after 13 minutes when old boy Leonardo was robbed by Daley Blind inside the penalty area after he was dilly-dallying – Blind squared to Siem de Jong who didn’t need a second invitation.
Ajax sealed the win halfway into the second half when Penders, inadvertently put the ball into the back of his net, after attempting to block a shot from the returning Mounir El Hamdaoui. Up until then Ajax rode out some wave of pressure from NAC.
Sulejmani added the cherry on the cake in the 90th minute, his third goal against the same opposition in less than a week – after he grabbed a brace in Ajax’s 4-1 win over NAC in the cup last week.
Ajax’s weekend could have been a lot better if the games at the Philips Stadion and De Grolsch Veste both ended dead on 90 minutes. Instead both PSV and FC Twente won their games against Willem II and Feyenoord respectively deep into added time, 2-1.