PSV hit seven, Roda fightback
PSV Eindhoven underlined their superiority at the top of the Eredivisie as they thrashed ADO Den Haag 7-0 to move four points clear.
With FC Twente not in action until tomorrow when they face FC Utrecht, PSV kept the limelight all to themselves with a sumptuous display against one of their favourite opponents.
Six of the goals came in the second half, with Georgino Wijnaldum's ninth minute goal barely a warning of what was to come.
The second did not come until just before the hour mark, and it was gift-wrapped as Christian Supusepa turned Jeremain Lens' cross into his own net.
The fireworks started soon after with two goals in three minutes from Dries Mertens and Lens making it 4-0 by the 66th minute, the first a fine curling free-kick from Lens.
They then piled it on in the final 10 minutes. Jurgen Locadia, on as a substitute, got the fifth in the 80th minute, before Mertens and Wijnaldum each got their second of the evening.
With most of the rest of the leading pack not in action today, it was towards the other end of the table where there was the most movement.
A 90th minute own goal saw Roda JC edge their way out of the bottom three with a 3-3 home draw against Heracles Almelo, having come back from 3-1 down after giving up an early lead.
Sanharib Malki put them in front after just 27 seconds, but Marko Vejinovic levelled after quarter of an hour and Ninos Gouriye then had the visitors in front four minutes before the break.
Just seconds into the second half Dario Vujicevic slipped the ball through the goalkeeper's legs for his first goal since April 2011 and Heracles were cruising at 3-1.
But Danilo Pereira's 57th minute strike got Roda back in it before they snatched a last-gasp point thanks to Dorda's mistake.
They move above PEC Zwolle, who went down 3-0 at NAC Breda - having played 50 minutes with 10 men as NAC pulled themselves away from immediate danger.
Finally FC Groningen likewise pulled clear of trouble with a 1-0 away win over AZ Alkmaar, who also finished with 10 men.