Utrecht, Netherlands (SportsNetwork.com) - Sebastien Haller produced four goals at the Stadion Galgenwaard on Sunday to lead Utrecht to a comfortable 6-1 victory over last-place Dordrecht.
Haller opened the scoring in the 15th minute and went on to double Utrecht's advantage in the 38th.
The hosts made it three just three minutes into the second period when Haller converted a penalty in the 48th minute, but a red card to Willem Janssen at the hour mark and a goal for Josimar Lima five minutes later gave Dordrecht a glimmer of hope.
Unfortunately, Lima was sent off in the 77th minute after picking up a second caution and Utrecht cruised the rest of the way.
Haller extended the lead in the 80th minute while Christian Kum and Jeff Hardeveld tacked on a couple of insurance goals in the closing stages to seal all three points.
Dordrecht had Marvin Peersman sent off with a straight red card in the 90th minute, capping a miserable outing for the Eredivisie minnows.
Ajax earned a 4-2 victory over Twente to move back to within 12 points of first-place PSV Eindhoven on Sunday.
The two sides were level at the 50-minute mark, but Ricardo Kishna netted two goals in the span of seven minutes to help the Amsterdam club stay in the title hunt.
Also on Sunday, Sander van de Streek produced a brace to help Cambuur to a 2-1 victory over Heerenveen as all three goals came in the opening seven minutes and Jeffrey Rijsdijk scored the lone goal in Go Ahead Eagles' 1-0 win at 10- man Zwolle.