Twente stretch lead with Friday night win

ROTTERDAM - Bryan Ruiz struck twice to earn Twente Enschede a 3-1 home win against lowly ADO Den Haag to move five points clear at the top of the Dutch championship on Friday.

Wesley Verhoek opened the scoring for ADO in the first minute before Ruiz levelled with a penalty.

Costa Rican Ruiz added his second, and 19th league goal of the season, 11 minutes into the second half when Luuk de Jong set him up from a counter attack. Kenneth Perez then sealed victory.

Steve McClaren's Twente have 70 points from 27 matches, five more than PSV Eindhoven who play their game in-hand at third-placed Ajax Amsterdam on Sunday.

ADO are third from bottom.