Emmen defeated Vitesse Arnhem 2-1 in Sunday’s early Eredivisie clash.
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With PSV Eindhoven dropping points on Saturday, Vitesse had the chance to take third spot with a victory
However, Emmen are a formidable opponent at home and in the 11th minute, Michael de Leeuw tapped in a Glenn Bijl cross to make it 1-0.
Ten minutes later, Remko Pasveer and the crossbar denied De Leeuw’s header but Nikolai Laursen was on hand to score the rebound.
Vitesse pulled one back in the 33rd minute when Bryan Linssen hit the post and Nouha Dicko netted the rebound.
Vitesse tried to find an equaliser in the second half but Emmen held on to claim a victory which moves them 13th, while Vitesse drop to fifth.