Ajax 3-0 PEC Zwolle: Erik ten Hag’s eyes remain firmly fixed on his current role despite Manchester United appointment as his side close in on Eredvisie title with Davy Klaassen hitting brace to secure impressive win
- Erik ten Hag’s Ajax beat PEC Zwolle to edge closer to winning the Eredivisie
- Davy Klassen scored twice while Dusan Tadic also managed to find the net
- Ajax are seven points clear of PSV, who take on Willem II on Sunday
Erik ten Hag’s Ajax edged closer to securing the Eredivisie title with a 3-0 victory at home to PEC Zwolle, with Davy Klaassen scoring twice.
Ten Hag, who will take charge of Manchester United at the conclusion of the campaign, is looking to sign off in style at Ajax.
His side are now seven points clear of their closest challengers PSV, who have a game in hand.
Ajax manager Erik ten Hag edged closer to signing off by winning the Eredivisie title
Davy Klaassen scored a brace as Ajax secured a 3-0 victory in their clash against PEC Zwolle
Dusan Tadic also managed to get on the scoresheet as Ajax secured all three points
Dusan Tadic put Ajax in front on the half hour mark with a fantastic effort.
Daishawn Redan squandered an inviting opportunity to get an equaliser for PEC Zwolle, who are in the relegation zone.
Ajax: Stekelenburg; Regeer (Rensch 67), Timber, Blind, Tagliafico; Taylor (Alvarez 82), Gravenberch, Kudus (Berghuis 57); Klaassen; Tadic, Haller (Brobbey 81)
Subs: Tyton, Daramy, Van Gelderen, Ihatteren, Salah-Eddine, Gorter, Llansana
Goals: Tadic 30, Klaassen 51, 80
PEC Zwolle: Lamprou; Van Polen, Nakayama, De Wit; Andersen, Van Den Belt, Clement, Paal; Kastaneer, Landu; Redan
Subs: De Waal, Mbinga, Hauptmeijer, Reijnders, Van Wermeskerken, Van Der Werff, Tedic, Schendelaar
Klaassen then doubled Ajax’s lead as he scored after Jurrien Timber had struck the post.
Ajax gave a debut to Youri Regeer, but the 18-year-old went off injured, with Devyne Rensch replacing him.
Youri Regeer (right) made his Ajax debut but the youngster had to go off due to an injury
Klaassen’s goals saw Ajax take another step towards securing the Eredivisie title
Daley Blind of Ajax (right) wins a header as he challenges for the ball with Gervane Kastaneer
With ten minutes remaining Klaassen made certain of the victory with an impressive strike.
PSV are in action on Sunday afternoon when they host Willem II.
Meanwhile, Ajax’s next fixture sees them face AZ Alkmaar away next weekend.
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