AMSTERDAM — Adam Maher's 10th-minute goal gave PSV Eindhoven a hard-fought 1-0 victory at Vitesse Arnhem that restored their four-point lead at the top of the Eredivisie on Saturday in the first round after the winter break.
Second-place Ajax, looking for its fifth consecutive league title, beat Groningen 2-0 on Friday.
Midfielder Maher gave PSV victory when he saw his initial shot hit the post, and fired in the rebound.
Ricardo Kishna's 15th-minute goal gave Ajax the lead against Groningen, and the points were sealed in the 90th by a Johan Kappelhof own goal.
PEC Zwolle took provisional third place by beating NAC Breda 4-1, but could be overtaken by Feyenoord if it beats FC Twente on Sunday.
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