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Zwolle edges short-handed Utrecht

Utrecht, Netherlands (SportsNetwork.com) - Juan Agudelo's first-half goal was not enough for Utrecht to collect three points as visiting Zwolle stormed back for a 2-1 win at the Stadion Galgenwaard on Thursday. Utrecht, Netherlands (SportsNetwork.com) - Juan Agudelo's first-half goal was

not enough for Utrecht to collect three points as visiting Zwolle stormed back for a 2-1 win at the Stadion Galgenwaard on Thursday. Agudelo, who is loan with Utrecht from Stoke City, opened his scoring account with the Eredivisie club in the 24th minute with a brilliant turn and a superb shot into the roof of the net.

Agudelo, who is loan with Utrecht from Stoke City, opened his scoring account The home side was in cruise control until the 58th minute when Adam Sarota was sent off for a dangerous sliding challenge on Guyon Fernandez. with the Eredivisie club in the 24th minute with a brilliant turn and a superb shot into the roof of the net.

Zwolle took advantage of the extra man as the visitors hit for two goals in the span of three minutes.

The home side was in cruise control until the 58th minute when Adam Sarota was sent off for a dangerous sliding challenge on Guyon Fernandez. Denis Mahmudov grabbed the equalizer for Zwolle in the 74th minute when he got on the end of Mustafa Saymak's cross to the near post and nodded the delivery into the upper corner.

Zwolle took advantage of the extra man as the visitors hit for two goals in

the span of three minutes. Fred Benson then broke through with the game-winner shortly after, firing a first-time shot past Robin Ruiter at the near post.

Denis Mahmudov grabbed the equalizer for Zwolle in the 74th minute when he got The result sees Zwolle climb to 31 points with a third successive Eredivisie victory while Utrecht, without a win in six league outings, stays put on 25 points. on the end of Mustafa Saymak's cross to the near post and nodded the delivery into the upper corner.

Thursday's other Eredivisie fixture saw Ajax extend its lead atop the Dutch first division thanks to a 2-1 defeat of Gronigen at the Amsterdam Arena. Fred Benson then broke through with the game-winner shortly after, firing a first-time shot past Robin Ruiter at the near post.

Ajax took the lead in the 28th minute behind Lasse Schone's penalty only to The result sees Zwolle climb to 31 points with a third successive Eredivisie see Filip Kostic equalize four minutes before halftime. But Kolbeinn victory while Utrecht, without a win in six league outings, stays put on 25 points. Sigthorsson scored seven minutes from time to lift Ajax to 47 points on the season, moving the club four points clear of second-place Twente.