By Tom Adams. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Ajax kept their distant title hopes alive as they closed the gap on leaders PSV Eindhoven to eight points with a last-gasp 2-1 win against NAC Breda.
Ronald Koeman's side seized the chance to make up ground after PSV drew with second placed AZ Alkmaar on Saturday, and had Nourdin Boukhari to thank for the three points.
The Moroccan international, who has had a loan spell with NAC, grabbed a brace for the Amsterdam side at The Fujifilm Stadion.
Boukhari (pictured) opened the scoring on three minutes, only for attacking midfielder Yuri Cornelisse to draw NAC level on 54.
However, Boukhari wrapped up the crucial win with just two minutes to go in the early game of the day.
In a scintillating display, Ruud Gullit's Feyenoord secured their hold on fourth place with a comprehensive 7-0 destruction of Willem II.
January signing Nicky Hofs picked up a hat trick, whilst fellow new boy Cory Gibbs, star striker Dirk Kuyt, and substitute Bruno Basto also contributed to the destruction.
Feyenoord were four up at half time as Gibbs opened the scoring on 22 minutes, whilst Hofs bagged two and Kuyt converted a penalty.
The second half saw Kuyt and Hofs add a goal each before Basto wrapped things up with a seventh two minutes from time.
The battle for 14th place ended in a stalemate as NEC Nijmegen drew 1-1 with ADO Den Haag.
NEC took the lead through Polish striker Andrzej Niedzielan after 20 minutes, although were pegged back as Roy Stroeve levelled things for Den Haag with 25 minutes to go.
Den Bosch's league misery continued as they failed to add to their meagre 9 point total after losing 2-0 at home to fellow strugglers De Graafschap.
Jhon van Beukering and Milan Berck Beelenkamp were the heroes for the visitors as De Graafschap earned a vital three points in their bid to escape relegation.