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PEC Zwolle 2-4 Ajax: Eredivisie leaders maintain unbeaten start

Hakim Ziyech
Hakim Ziyech impressed for Ajax, registering two assists for the Dutch champions against PEC Zwolle

Eredivisie leaders Ajax resisted a PEC Zwolle comeback as they maintained their unbeaten start to the campaign.

David Neres' late tap-in from Hakim Ziyech's pass ensured victory after the visitors had appeared in complete control at 3-0 with 20 minutes played.

That lead, established through Quincy Promes' early double and Neres' first, was whittled away as Gustavo Hamer and Mustafa Saymak responded for Zwolle.

Victory takes Ajax nine points clear heading into the weekend's fixtures.

Erik ten Hag's side next travel to face Frank Lampard's Chelsea in the Champions League on Tuesday (20:00 GMT), less than two weeks on from suffering a 1-0 home defeat by the Blues.

Line-ups

PEC Zwolle

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Mous
  • 31van Wermeskerken
  • 29Lachman
  • 3Lam
  • 5Paal
  • 38HamerBooked at 7mins
  • 4Nakayama
  • 22ClementBooked at 63minsSubstituted forThyat 79'minutes
  • 6SaymakBooked at 57minsSubstituted forDekkerat 70'minutes
  • 8GhoochannejhadSubstituted forJohnsenat 55'minutes
  • 7van Crooij

Substitutes

  • 10Thy
  • 11Bel Hassani
  • 15Kersten
  • 17Johnsen
  • 19Dekker
  • 20Bruns
  • 26Spijodic
  • 30Huiberts
  • 34Westerman
  • 40Hauptmeijer
  • 47Bajselmani

Ajax

Formation 4-3-3

  • 24Onana
  • 12Mazraoui
  • 3Veltman
  • 17Blind
  • 31Tagliafico
  • 6van de BeekBooked at 66minsSubstituted forMarinat 72'minutes
  • 22Ziyech
  • 21MartínezSubstituted forÁlvarezat 28'minutesSubstituted forGravenberchat 63'minutes
  • 7Neres Campos
  • 10Tadic
  • 11Promes

Substitutes

  • 1Semedo Varela
  • 2Schuurs
  • 4Álvarez
  • 9Huntelaar
  • 15de Jong
  • 18Marin
  • 19Labyad
  • 23Traoré
  • 28Dest
  • 29Gravenberch
  • 35Scherpen
Referee:
Björn Kuipers
Attendance:
14,000

Match Stats

Home TeamPEC ZwolleAway TeamAjax
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home11
Away20
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, PEC Zwolle 2, Ajax 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, PEC Zwolle 2, Ajax 4.

  3. Post update

    Offside, PEC Zwolle. Gustavo Hamer tries a through ball, but Lennart Thy is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Joël Veltman (Ajax).

  5. Post update

    Vito van Crooij (PEC Zwolle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Joël Veltman (Ajax) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Hakim Ziyech with a cross.

  7. Post update

    Nicolás Tagliafico (Ajax) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Gustavo Hamer (PEC Zwolle).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Quincy Promes (Ajax) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Razvan Marin.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! PEC Zwolle 2, Ajax 4. David Neres (Ajax) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hakim Ziyech.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dusan Tadic (Ajax) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Quincy Promes.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Noussair Mazraoui (Ajax).

  13. Post update

    Kenneth Paal (PEC Zwolle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Hakim Ziyech (Ajax) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dennis Johnsen (PEC Zwolle) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Darryl Lachman.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kenneth Paal (PEC Zwolle) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, PEC Zwolle. Lennart Thy replaces Pelle Clement.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Thomas Lam (PEC Zwolle) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Gravenberch (Ajax).

  20. Post update

    Yuta Nakayama (PEC Zwolle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 1st November 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ajax1210203993032
2AZ Alkmaar117222581723
3PSV Eindhoven1172226131323
4Vitesse117222215723
5FC Utrecht116232214820
6Willem II116141415-119
7Heracles Almelo115331815318
8sc Heerenveen114521712517
9FC Twente114342120115
10Sparta Rotterdam114341920-115
11FC Groningen114251313014
12Feyenoord113531922-314
13FC Emmen113171424-1010
14PEC Zwolle123181830-1210
15ADO Den Haag113081321-89
16Fortuna Sittard112361726-99
17VVV-Venlo113081128-179
18RKC Waalwijk1101101033-231
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