AZ has Saturday at the last minute to three points over the thuisduel with hekkensluiter Sparta Rotterdam 2-1. PEC Zwolle suffered with the same figures at Heracles Almelo, the sixth defeat in the last eight matches played.
Sparta took on a visit to AZ Alkmaar surprisingly the lead thanks to Julian Chabot, who touch headed home from a corner kick.
AZ had it hard, but it was the preponderance of the Alkmaarders that on the stroke of peace resulted in the equalizer from Wout Weghorst. The striker received the ball after a flowing attack on a silver platter of Oussama Idrissi: 1-1.
In the second half took the pressure of AZ on the vijfmansdefensie of the visitors and that led, after a series of chances, just before time to the deserved winning hit of Idrissi. The FC Groningen sron attacker award-winning a beautiful action and made his first goal in the service of AZ.
AZ still has always been excellent in the Premier league. The team of trainer John van den Brom only have PSV and Ajax to tolerate in the position. The lead on number four Feyenoord, Sunday, PSV will receive eleven points.
Sparta coach Dick Advocaat, it experienced again a frustrating night with his team. It was the sixth defeat in a row with one goal difference for the People, who in between did win of Willem II and a point picked up against FC Twente.