There was a big midweek defeat for Juan Castillo and struggling Den Haag at Groningen, the left-back and his side going down 3-0, but they did take a point from a 1-1 draw when they hosted Sparta Rotterdam on Sunday.
Premier League goals go in
In the Premier League and the divisions below in England there have been two rounds of matches in the past week, and Michy Batshuayi scored an extremely late goal for Crystal Palace at home to in-form West Ham last Tuesday. It was not enough to prevent defeat for the Eagles, who were 3-1 down when our striker, who came on midway through the second half, slotted the ball into the net with six added minutes played.
He then led the attack as Palace beat Wolves 1-0 at Selhurst Park at the weekend to leapfrog their opponents in the table.
Ross Barkley was another on the scoresheet in the past seven days but not before he was in the Aston Villa side beaten 3-2 by Burnley midweek. He hit the bar in that game but was on target with the only goal of the match which beat Southampton at St Mary’s on Saturday. It was a rare headed goal, his first of that type in the Premier League in four years, which did the damage just before half-time.