FC Utrecht did not win for the fifth time in six Eredivisie matches on Saturday.

On a visit to PEC Zwolle it became 1-1.

Earlier in the evening, Willem II booked the first win since September against VVV-Venlo: 2-1.

In Zwolle, Utrecht fell behind in the first half due to a goal by Mustafa Saymak, which came about with some luck.

The PEC midfielder's shot was diverted.

Before half-time, Utrecht thought it would be on the same level, but a goal by Bart Ramselaar (after keeper Michael Zetterer's bumbling) was rejected due to offside.

An extra setback for the visitors was that captain Willem Janssen, who had just returned from an injury, had to be replaced again with an injury.

The equalizer did come after the break, when Mimoun Mahi rounded off nicely after a nice pass from Gyrano Kerk.

In the remainder of the game, the VAR played a major role: a goal by PEC substitute Jesper Drost was canceled due to offside and a red card from PEC captain Thomas Lam was reversed.

The ambitious Utrecht has not yet emerged this season.

The Domstedelingen, who recently saw trainer John van den Brom leave for KRC Genk, are only ninth in the Eredivisie after the result in Zwolle.

PEC's performance is also somewhat disappointing for the time being.

The people of Zwolle only won once and are in eleven place.

PEC goalkeeper Michael Zetterer blundered, but got away with it.

Bart Ramselaar's goal was rejected.

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Willem II strikes early against VVV

At Willem II-VVV it was already 2-0 within twenty minutes thanks to Vangelis Pavlidis and Görkem Saglam and VVV escaped the 3-0 due to Pavlidis offside.

After more than half an hour, VVV'er Giannis Giakoumakis - he already scored his eighth Eredivisie goal - brought back the tension.

In the remainder of the match, both teams mainly made a physical fight, in which Willem II failed to give the final blow.

The Tilburgers held onto the lead.

It means that trainer Adrie Koster's team booked its first win since September 20, when it became 4-0 against Heracles Almelo.

Since then, seven games followed without a win.

After nine games, Willem II is currently number eleven in the Eredivisie.

However, many competitors have yet to take action this weekend.

VVV has just as many points (eight) and is twelfth.

Vangelis Pavlidis thought to put Willem II at 3-0 in the first half, but his goal was disallowed for offside.

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