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Dirk Kuyt scored the second goal of his
second spell at Feyenoord in a 2-0 victory
at Cambuur Leeuwarden that brought
them level with Ajax at the top of the Ere-
The striker, who has two goals in two
wins since returning to the club, scored a
90th-minute penalty awarded when Cam-
buur's Erik Bakker handled in the area, after
debutant Michiel Kramer gave Feyenoord
the lead in the 78th minute with a strong
diving header from a counter-attack.
Feyenoord, one of two teams to have won
both league games so far this season, trail
Eredivisie leaders Ajax only on goal differ-
PSV Eindhoven secured their first league
victory of the season against FC Groningen
after Luciano Narsingh's two goals.
The forward collected an exceptional
long-range through-ball from team-mate
Maxime Lestienne, which split Groningen's
defence, before calmly rounding goalkeeper
Sergio Padt and placing the hosts ahead in
the eighth minute.
Narsingh scored again, with 13 minutes
to play, when his left-footed shot from
inside the area curled beyond Padt's reach.
There was also a win for Heracles, who
defeated NEC's 10 men by a 3-0 scoreline.
The hosts took the lead after only five min-
utes when winger Oussama Tannane scored
from a powerful, curling free-kick.
Thomas Bruns doubled that lead eight
minutes after half-time with a close-range
finish when NEC goalkeeper Hannes Hall-
dorsson parried Brahim Darri's effort into
Tannane then played in Wout Weghorst,
who produced a routine finish from in front
of goal, to make the score 3-0 in the 74th
minute and secure all three points.
NEC's Marcel Appiah was perhaps harshly
sent off, while his team were 2-0 down,
when given a straight red card for a strong
Heerenveen drew 1-1 at FC Utrecht after
a late goal from Luciano Slagveer.
They trailed after a handball from Lucas
Bijker gave Utrecht a 41st-minute penalty
that Sebastien Haller comfortably convert-
ed.Heerenveen's equaliser came nine minutes
from time when Slagveer powerfully finished
the rebound from Henk Veerman's saved
On Saturday, winger Anwar El Ghazi
bagged a brace for the second straight week-
end as Frank de Boer's men ran out 3-0
winners again over Willem II.
The Holland Under-21 international net-
ted a double in the 3-0 win over AZ Alkmaar
last Sunday and continued his purple patch
after Arkadiusz Milik had applied the back-
post finish to Davy Klaassen's stood-up
cross 18 minutes in.
El Ghazi doubled the advantage after 67
minutes by planting his right-footed effort
into the top corner and he cut in off the
left flank to produce a similar finish in stop-
ADO Den Haag, whose goalkeeper Martin
Hansen scored a brilliant equaliser to hold
PSV Eindhoven to a draw in their first game,
thrashed FC Twente 4-1 on the road.
Mike Havenaar stabbed in Edouard
Duplan's centre on his debut before Ruben
Schaken doubled the advantage before the
break. And although Hakim Ziyech's sec-
ond-half free-kick gave Twente hope, they
were soundly beaten when Vito Wormgoor
and Duplan headed in within eight minutes
of each other.
PEC Zwolle also claimed a big away vic-
tory with a 16-minute spree in a 3-0 success
over De Graafschap in the hosts' first home
game following promotion.
Wouter Marinus finished from close range
in the 50th minute and Bart van Hintum's
low drive found the net from range before
Sheraldo Becker completed a comfortable
afternoon for PEC.
AZ twice came from behind to hold Excel-
sior to a 2-2 draw in Rotterdam.
Jeff Stans kept his composure to rifle in
a ninth-minute opener from inside the six-
yard box before AZ hit back five minutes
later when Markus Henriksen turned in
Guus Hupperts' delivery from the right.
Excelsior led again as an unmarked Tom
van Weert tapped in after being found by
Sander Fischer's header, yet Robert Muhren
produced another equaliser for the visitors
by firing in off the crossbar in the second
scored his fifth goal in six games as
the New York Red Bulls beat Toronto
FC 3-0 on Saturday night to extend
their Major League Soccer unbeaten
streak to six games.
Anthony Wallace iced it with a sec-
ond-half goal and goalkeeper Luis Rob-
les made three saves in setting a fran-
chise record with 26 shutouts.
Argentine newcomer Gonzalo Veron
scored his first goal as a Red Bull in
second-half stoppage to close out the
New York is within five points of
first-place DC United in the Eastern
Conference with three games in hand
In Sandy, Utah, Nat Borchers scored
in stoppage time to lift Portland past
Real Salt Lake.
Borchers headed down Diego Valeri's
corner kick past goalkeeper Nick
Rimando. Rimando had conceded the
corner with a diving save of Maxim-
iliano Urruti's right-footed blast from
the top of the 18-yard box.
Robbie Keane scored twice to help
the Los Angeles Galaxy beat FC Dallas
The winner came in the 55th minute.
Keane fed Mexican newcomer Giovani
dos Santos into the penalty area. The
forward's first effort was blocked by
Dan Kennedy, but dos Santos chipped
it far post, where Keane headed it
Michael Barros scored for Dallas.
Sporting Kansas City edged the Van-
couver Whitecaps 4-3 thanks to two
late goals from Paulo Nagamura.
Nagamura equalised in the 87th
minute, finishing Chance Myers' cross
with a laser from behind the area.
Nagamura then finished Soni Mustivar's
cross with a glancing header in the
fourth minute of stoppage time.
Rangers continued their fine start to life under
Mark Warburton as they brushed Alloa aside 5-
1 at the Indodrill Stadium, yesterday.
Sometimes an unhappy hunting ground for the
Ibrox side in the past, they experienced no problems
this time around on the artificial surface with a
dominant and clinical display.
Goals from James Tavernier, Martyn Waghorn,
Jason Holt and Kenny Miller cancelled out Michael
Chopra's spectacular equaliser for Alloa as Rangers
had the points wrapped up before the interval.
Miller added a fifth in the latter stages as Tav-
ernier and substitute Nicky Clark also saw late
strikes ruled out for offside.
It was another impressive attacking display from
the Light Blues, who scored four goals in the first
half of an away game for the first time since 2002.
Both sides started quickly in a frantic opening
period with three goals in the first nine minutes.
The visitors opened the scoring following some
free-flowing football involving Miller and Barrie
McKay before Nicky Law slipped a pass into Tav-
ernier who fired his effort high past Andrew
Any notion that conceding early would see the
home side crumble against the Championship
favourites was dismissed just two minutes later,
The visitors failed to clear their lines properly
following an Alloa attack and Graeme Holmes'
weighted lob over the top was met first time by
Chopra who volleyed into the top corner.
Holmes was involved in the action again a
minute later, however, as the visitors re-took the
lead from the spot when he clumsily barged into
Waghorn stepped up to score the first penalty
awarded to Rangers since Lee McCulloch's miss
against Dumbarton in October last year, confidently
sending McNeil the wrong way.
After that it was all one-way traffic.
Rangers extended their lead six minutes before
half-time, however, when McNeil could only parry
Wallace's effort from the edge of the box and Holt
followed up to blast the rebound into the net.
It was 4-1 just a few minutes later after more
excellent build-up play from Warburton's side.
Waghorn showed great vision to turn his man
and find Tavernier with a ball out wide and his
delivery was well dummied by Law before finding
Miller who converted from close range.
GENEVA---UEFA has complained to Fifa about
an alleged attempt to discredit its president Michel
Platini, who is currently the favourite to succeed
Sepp Blatter as head of the world governing body.
A newspaper-style article sent anonymously
this month to German-language media was titled
"Platini: Leichen im Keller---Platini: Skeletons in
UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino told
The Associated Press that he asked Fifa to inves-
tigate if the document came from its headquar-
Infantino said yesterday: "I have written to (Fifa
secretary general) Jerome Valcke and asked Fifa to
Infantino says the letter was also sent to Fifa
ethics committee prosecutor Cornel Borbely and
FIFA election monitor Domenico Scala.
The Platini article suggests his links to Qatar
mean he should not be Fifa president.
UEFA urges Fifa to
smear of Platini
New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips
(99) is congratulated by teammate midfielder Dax
McCarty (11) after scoring against SL Benfica during
the first half of a soccer match in the International
Champions Cup on July 26. AP PHOTO
Wright-Phillips makes it 11 as
Red Bulls continue streak
Kuyt draws Feyenoord
level in Eredivisie
Dick Kuyt...scored from penalty spot.
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