PSV Eindhoven passed up the chance to move top of the Eredivisie standings on Saturday night as they were held to a 0-0 home draw by newly promoted Cambuur.
With surprise early leaders PEC Zwolle not in action until Sunday, when they host FC Utrecht, Phillip Cocu's second-placed side had the opportunity to steal a march.
But they could not find a breakthrough at the Philips Stadion and finished the day still a point behind the pace-setters.
FC Twente and Heerenveen made up the top four after battling out a 1-1 draw in Enschede, Rasmus Bengtsson salvaging a point for the hosts with a last-gasp equaliser to cancel out Joey van den Berg's 64th-minute strike.
The pair were joined on eight points by fifth-spotted Go Ahead Eagles, who stormed to a 4-1 victory at RKC Waalwijk thanks in the main to Erik Falkenburg's hat-trick.
The on-loan AZ Alkmaar midfielder's treble had the visitors well in control before Marnix Kolder put the game further out of the hosts' reach by converting a 71st-minute penalty.
Substitute Denzel Slager pulled one back for RKC three minutes from time but it was too little, too late.
Finally, Jason Davidson netted the game's only goal as Heracles Almelo edged past ADO Den Haag, whose cause was not helped by the 72nd-minute dismissal of Dion Malone.