Seventh heaven for Utrecht

FC Utrecht climbed to seventh in the Eredivisie standings thanks to a 2-0 home win over bottom side NEC Nijmegen.

Gevero Markiet hit the opener in the 48th minute on Friday night while Steve De Ridder made the points safe with the second 12 minutes from the end as Utrecht made it three wins on the trot.

NEC, who failed to build on last weekend's encouraging victory over AZ Alkmaar, lost Ryan Koolwijk to a second yellow card in the 67th minute.