Dan's driller killer; HOLLAND EURO.
The midfielder drilled past Maarten Stekelenburg from 20 yards in 39 minutes to leave the visitors trailing six points behind leaders AZ Alkmaar.
Ajax finished with 10 men after defender Jan Vertonghen was dismissed for a second yellow card four minutes from time, sparking an angry blast at the referee from Marco van Basten that saw the coach sent to the stand.
Luis Suarez wasted a string of chances for Ajax, the pick of them a one-on-one with Luciano Da Silva after the interval that ended with a perfectlytimed block by the Brazilian keeper.
Thomas Vermaelen came close to a leveller on the hour mark but saw his shot crash off a post.
Alkmaar dumped De Graafschap 2-0 courtesy of first-half strikes from Ari and Sebastien Pocognoli.
FC Twente stay third, a point behind Ajax, after Kenneth Perez and Marko Arnautovic were on the mark in their 2-1 win over Heracles Almelo.
PSV Eindhoven coach Huub Stevens was booed by home fans after a 2-2 draw with NAC Breda left the champions 15 points off the pace.
Anwele Slory cancelled out Jens Janse's opener for Willem 11 to salvage a 1-1 draw for F eyenoord.
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|Publication:||Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||Jan 26, 2009|
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