Feyenoord make winning start under Koeman

ROTTERDAM - Feyenoord beat neighbours Excelsior Rotterdam 2-0 on Friday to give new coach Ronald Koeman a winning start on the opening day of the Dutch league season.

Feyenoord started with six under-21 internationals and dominated the first half but had to wait until the 55th minute before Guyon Fernandez opened the scoring from close-range after a defensive blunder by Niels Volthoren.

A 71st-minute own goal by Leen van Steensel, after good work from winger Jerson Cabral, sealed the victory for Feyenoord.