Ajax Win Eridivisie While Spurs Moved To Fifth

Ajax captured its 30th Eridivisie title and first for seven years with a 3-1 win over FC Twente on Sunday. Twente, which beat Ajax last Sunday to win the Dutch Cup, began the day with a one-point lead at the top and needing only a draw to win the title for a second straight year, but Siem de Jong's double helped Ajax seal its first crown since 2004.

"It is the most important day especially for the supporters because they had to wait a long time for the title," said Ajax coach Frank de Boer, who as player won five league titles with Ajax and another with Barcelona in 1999. De Boer has only been coaching Ajax since December last year when he took over from Martin Jol.



Meanwhile in English Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur seized the advantage in the race for England's final Europa League spot with a 2-0 win at Liverpool. Rafael van der Vaart's volley had given Harry Redknapp's side an early lead only for Liverpool to wrest back control of the game until 11 minutes after the interval when referee Howard Webb pointed to the spot and Luka Modric converted.

Spurs moved a point ahead of their rivals into fifth place as they inflicted a first home defeat for Kenny Dalglish, who recently signed a three-year contract as manager. Liverpool's home record of 20 points from eight matches prior to this encounter counted for little as the visitors took the early initiative on their way to their first league win at Anfield since 1993.

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