Willem Janssen liberates FC Utrecht

7 mei 2017

Captain heads in the winning goal in the extra time: 1-0 win over Vitesse.

FC Utrecht won their 400th home game in the Eredivisie. In stadium Galgenwaard Willem Janssen liberated the Utrecht team with a header in the extra time against Cup winner Vitesse.

It took a long time and patience was tested. But right before the final whistle, in the last minute of the game, it happened. Captain Willem Janssen headed the ball into the goal. Who else than the captain gave his team and over 20,000 supporters a euphoric feeling. Janssen stood in the right spot and his header was good. FC Utrecht 1, Vitesse 0. A liberating goal. A goal worth three points.

Milestone (1)
It was also a goal that was good for a beautiful milestone. Janssen’s goal meant 1-0, and also the 400th home victory in the Eredivisie for FC Utrecht. A victory that was won in the dying seconds of the game, but overall deserved. Both FC Utrecht and Vitesse created chances, but FC Utrecht turned out more efficient.

Milestone (2)
The goal by the captain meant also another milestone. The 1400th goal in the Eredivisie. It is illustrative of the very good season of FC Utrecht that various milestones were reached. Almost every week trainer/coach Erik ten Hag’s team broke another club record.

One last league game, then play-offs
After 33 of the 34 games of this Eredivisie season FC Utrecht can focus on the final part of the competition. Sunday May 14 against AZ in Alkmaar. After that the play-offs for European football start for FC Utrecht. Ten Hag’s team will play an away game on Wednesday May 17 and a home game on Saturday May 20. The opponent is not yet known.

FC Utrecht - Vitesse 1-0 (0-0)
90+2. Willem Janssen 1-0

Attendance: 20,686.

Referee: Allard Lindhout.

Line-up FC Utrecht:
David Jensen; Sean Klaiber, Ramon Leeuwin, Willem Janssen, Jeff Hardeveld (60. Edson Braafheid); Wout Brama, Sofyan Amrabat, Yassin Ayoub, Zakaria Labyad; Gyrano Kerk (60. Richairo Zivkovic), Sébastien Haller.

Line-up Vitesse:
Eloy Room; Kevin Diks, Guram Kashia, Matthew Miazga, Arnold Kruiswijk; Marvelous Nakamba, Lewis Baker, Nathan de Souza (46. Adnane Tighadouini); Milot Rashica, Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Navarone Foor.

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