FC Twente wins again to go top of Dutch league


AMSTERDAM (AP) -FC Twente moved top of the Dutch league Sunday after beating NEC Nijmegen 3-1 for its third straight win of the season.

The victory left Steve McClaren's Twente as the only team in the Dutch top flight with a 100 percent record after three rounds.

Luc Castaignos opened the scoring for Twente and Russian striker Dmitry Bulykin made it 2-0, heading home a pass from Dusan Tadic. Leroy Fer made it 3-0 at halftime from the penalty spot.

Evander Sno pulled a late goal back for NEC, angering McClaren.

"This team's going to give me a heart attack," he said. "We can't keep a clean sheet. The last 10, 15 minutes was not in control. We gave them chances. This team's a bit Jekyll and Hyde and has a lot to learn."

United States striker Jozy Altidore hit the post but could not add to his league-leading tally of four goals in his first two matches as SC Heerenveen held his AZ Alkmaar side to a scoreless draw.

In other matches Sunday, Jonathan Reis scored both goals as Vitesse Arnhem beat Willem II Tilburg 2-0, Feyenoord won 2-1 at Heracles Almelo and PSV beat FC Groningen 3-1.

On Saturday, defending champion Ajax recorded its second big win of the season, beating NAC Breda 5-0 in Amsterdam.

Siem de Jong opened the scoring in just the second minute and central defender Niklas Moisander crowned his debut after transferring from AZ Alkmaar by doubling the lead with an 11th-minute header.

"I couldn't believe I scored," Moisander said. "At AZ I scored about one goal a season."

Tobias Sana made it 3-0 shortly before halftime, firing in from close range after a flowing attack.

Thulani Serero scored Ajax's fourth shortly after the break and De Jong got his second with a searing long-range drive shortly before full time.

"I enjoyed our beautiful football at times," Ajax coach Frank de Boer said.

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