For the first time in the clubhistorie going to FC Emmen in the Eredivisie play. The hillside club provided a boost by Sparta to The Castle to defeat: 1-3.
FC Emmen pushes Sparta from the Premier league
The first match in Emmen was 0-0 ended. Sparta drops thus after two years at the highest level back to the First Division, which this season is stronger than ever. In addition to Sparta also play clubs like Roda JC, FC Twente and NEC in that league. The world looked after a small half hour quite different for Sparta, that earned the lead came through an individual action by Stijn Spierings: 1-0.
Emmen had to that point, yet show little, but came as a jack from the box at the same height. Michael Chacon was incomprehensible released by the Sparta defence and could after return of Glenn Axe free wire: 1-1. From that moment, it was the team of trainer Dick Lukkien already virtually sure of a place in the Premier league, but the second half had yet to begin.
No penalty Friday
Shortly after rest there was a crucial moment in the match. Sparta striker Fred Friday was in the penalty area clear of the arm pulled by opponent Jeroen field mate. Arbitrator Dennis Higler consulted with the VAR, but then gave up anger of the Rotterdam public doeltrap. Extra sharp for Sparta was that in the heenwedstrijd even though a penalty was withheld after a breach of Spierings. Also, when offered the videoarbiter no outcome.
After the decision of Higler beat Emmen hard. First lap Anco Jansen from the distance 1-2 on the scoreboard, then took Alexander Bannink the trigger (1-3). Thus was the fate of Sparta was sealed. The Rotterdammers finished the game with ten man after Kenneth Dougall red got a charge out of frustration.
The Kasteelclub descends to the First Division, in which the next season under the leadership of Henk Fraser as soon as possible, should see to return at the highest level. For FC Emmen is a historic day. They go for the first time in the clubhistorie the Premier league.