Eredivisie leaders PSV Eindhoven could only draw at FC Groningen on Sunday, while FC Twente beat PEC Zwolle to go third.
Excelsior striker Carlo de Reuver came off the bench to snatch a last-gasp 2-2 draw against FC Utrecht.
PSV restored their cushion at the top of the Eredivisie after a 5-1 win over Utrecht, as Feyenoord nudged up to third.
PEC Zwolle lost ground on the Eredivisie's leading pack with a 3-2 defeat away to Go Ahead Eagles.
Heracles claimed their first win of the Eredivisie season with a 6-1 rout of NAC Breda, while Cambuur climbed to fourth.
PSV Eindhoven missed the chance to move three points clear at the top of the Eredivisie as they lost 1-0 at Heerenveen.
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