AMSTERDAM (AP) -FC Twente beat AZ Alkmaar 3-0 Sunday to keep sole possession of first place in the Dutch Eredivisie, with goals from Nacer Chadli, Dusan Tadic and Luc Castaignos.
Twente went ahead after 20 minutes when Chadli volleyed a pass from Edson Braafheid into the net, but the two teams were closely matched - until Alkmaar lost two players in two minutes shortly after halftime.
First Adam Maher was shown a red card for a late tackle, then United States striker Jozy Altidore got two yellow cards protesting the call.
Tadic scored a penalty 10 minutes later and Castiagnos headed in the third.
Earlier Sunday, PSV Eindhoven beat NAC Breda 4-0 to move into second place. Ajax drew 1-1 against FC Utrecht in Amsterdam and fell into fourth place behind Vitesse Arnhem.