FC Twente enjoyed a stunning victory at title rivals PSV Eindhoven as Feyenoord and Ajax also remained in the hunt for the Eredivisie crown.
Steve McClaren's impressive start to life back at Twente shows no sign of slowing down following a memorable 6-2 thrashing of PSV at Philips Stadion.
The 2010 Dutch champions were 4-0 up by half-time, with Ola John and Willem Janssen scoring inside the opening 20 minutes.
Peter Wisgerhof added the third on 35 minutes and Luuk de Jong scored five minutes later before Twente defender Douglas was sent off early in the second half.
Ola Toivonen pulled a goal back for PSV on 55 minutes, but Leroy Fer notched a fifth on 74 minutes for Twente.
PSV claimed another consolation through Toivonen on 82 minutes, but there was still time for Janssen to have the last word for Twente, who are now a point behind leaders AZ Alkmaar.
Feyenoord remain five points off the pace after Jordy Clasie's 44th minute goal secured a 1-0 home win over Groningen, who had Johan Kappelhof sent off late on.
Ajax produced a devastating display in the final quarter of the match to beat Roda JC Kerkrade 4-1 at home to sit three points adrift of the summit.
The visitors took a surprise half-time lead through Sanharib Malki before first-half substitute Lorenzo Ebecilio levelled midway through the second period.
Vurnon Anita gave Ajax the lead on 77 minutes and Ebecilio then completed his hat-trick by scoring on 89 and 90 minutes.
Second bottom De Graafschap remain deep in trouble after suffering a 2-0 defeat away by Vitesse Arnhem.
Wilfried Bony broke the deadlock for Vitesse on 32 minutes and Mike Havenaar's 72nd minute goal put the game beyond De Graafschap's reach.
FC Utrecht and NEC Nijmegen remain in danger of being dragged into the relegation play-off spots after playing out a 0-0 draw.