Feyenoord are continuing their impressive form in the league after securing a fourth consecutive victory at the start of the season.
However, this victory was made possible because of striker Dirk Kuyt, who defied his age with a brilliant brace against Excelsior. Feyenoord have been one of the surprise packages of the Dutch Eredivisie 2016-17 season. They were expected to be in the mix to the Champions League qualification outfits, but they have stormed to the top of the table after a sensational start. However, the team looked like being in danger of suffering the first defeat of the season as they were trailing 1-0 after just 26 minutes.
Kuyt, who recently watched his team come up against Manchester United and Fenerbahce in the Champions League draw, was in inspired form and he came up with the equaliser just one minute before half-time. This proved to be the crucial element in the game asExcelsior fell like a pack of cards following this goal.Kuyt’s second goal of the game came just before the hour and this put Feyenoord in the lead.Excelsior’s confidence seemed to hit a rock bottom after watching the striker scored the goal. They conceded two more goals in the next five minutes to lose the game in a poor fashion.
The score of 4-1 to Feyenoord does justice because the home team were dominant in all areas of the pitch. They dominated possession with almost 60% of football, while they also created numerous chances with it. The team had a whopping eight shots on target and a further 11 that just missed the goal. With so many chances in the course of just 90 minutes, it was always going to be a matter of when. The chasing pack also winning their games meant that Feyenoord still have a slender two-point advantage.