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Wilfried's brace lifts Vitesse over eight-man NEC

Bonno Wilfried scored twice to increase his scoring lead in the Eredivisie, and Vitesse cruised to a 4-1 win over NEC on Sunday at the GelreDome.

Wilfried scored in the 11th minute and again in the 80th minute as Vitesse was able to erase an early deficit thanks to three NEC red cards. Wilfried has 14 goals this season to lead the league, five more than second place.

Guram Kashia and Mike Havenaar also scored for Vitesse, which is undefeated in its last three matches. Vitesse is third in the standings, five points off the pace of first-place PSV.

Melvin Platje gave NEC the lead inside three minutes, but Victor Palsson was sent off before half and Remy Amieux and Ryan Koolwijk were sent off late. NEC had a five-game unbeaten run ended and is 14 points off the pace in seventh.

Also Sunday, Graziano Pelle scored twice and Lex Immers added a goal to lead Feyenoord to a 3-0 win over last-place Willem II, which has lost its last five games. Pelle and Immers both have eight goals this season for Feyenoord, which is in fifth place.

Willem Janssen scored inside two minutes as Twente extended its undefeated run to six games with a 1-1 draw at Utrecht. Twente is three points behind PSV in second place after the draw, while Utrecht is sixth.

Lerin Duarte's first-half brace sparked Heracles to a 5-1 win over 10-man Roda in the other match on Sunday. Willy Overtoom, Geoffrey Castillion and Samuel Armenteros also scored for Heracles, which climbed to eighth.