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PSV edge out Ajax in seven-goal thriller

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  • PSV Eindhoven give new manager Fred Rutten his first victory, beating Ajax 4-3
  • Balazs Dzsudzsak and Otman Bakkal score twice each for the home side
  • Ajax drop first points of the Dutch season after leading 2-1 at halftime
  • Feyenoord and Utrecht join leaders Twente on seven points after three games
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(CNN) -- PSV Eindhoven finally gave new manager Fred Rutten his first victory in a seven-goal thriller against Ajax on Sunday that ruined Martin Jol's 100 percent record with the Amsterdam side.

PSV's Hungary midfielder Balazs Dzsudzsak scored two superb free-kicks and also set up another goal.

PSV's Hungary midfielder Balazs Dzsudzsak scored two superb free-kicks and also set up another goal.

The hosts had started the Dutch season with two draws under the reign of Rutten, who returned to the club in the summer after an unsuccessful stint with German side Schalke.

PSV trailed 2-1 at halftime, with Uruguay striker Luis Suarez putting Ajax ahead after just two minutes following a mistake by goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson.

Balazs Dzsudzsak netted the first of his two goals with a fine free-kick into the top-right corner after 37 minutes, but Suarez -- who scored a treble against promoted Waalwijk last weekend -- struck again two minutes later with a clever chip over Isaksson.

Hungary midfielder Dzsudzsak set up Otman Bakkal for the leveler five minutes after the break, then put PSV in front on 50 minutes with another superb set-piece that caught out Ajax keeper Maarten Stekelenberg.

Urby Emanuelson made it 3-3 with a shot from the edge of the area that beat Isaksson at his near post eight minutes later, but Bakkal crashed in the winner from 10 yards in the 75th minute after defender Jan Vertonghen failed to head clear.

Feyenoord joined leaders Twente on seven points after winning 1-0 at Heracles Almelo, while Utrecht took third place also with two wins and a draw after being held 2-2 at home by Venlo.

Breda claimed fourth on goal difference behind Utrecht after winning 2-1 at Groningen in the late-afternoon game, while Roda Kerkrade joined PSV on five points by beating NEC Nijmegen 1-0 at home.

On Saturday, Twente won 1-0 at Den Haag while defending champions AZ Alkmaar joined Ajax on six points with a 6-0 trouncing of pointless Waalwijk.

Heerenveen notched their first victory of the season with a 1-0 home win that left Vitesse Arnhem second from bottom with just one point.

Sparta Rotterdam also earned their first three-pointer, winning 2-1 at home to Willem II.

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