Excellent Win For AZ Alkmaar And Tim Krul

Tim Krul was in goal for AZ Alkmaar again this afternoon as they traveled to SC Heerenveen and won the game 2-1.

Heerenveen were without their star player Sebastien Larsson, who was suspended for the game.

The visiting team were in control against an out-of-form Heerenveen side from the beginning of this game and went 1-0 up after only 17 minutes with a goal from Swedish International Maumer Tankovic.

Tim Krul – first win since his comeback

Alkmaar were 2-0 up on 60 minutes with a goal from Moroccan Illias Bel Hassani, who brilliantly volleyed home from the edge of the penalty area.

Ten minutes before the end, Iranian International striker Reza Ghoochannejhad scored for the home side who then went all out for an equalizer, but Tim Krul and the Alkmaar defense stood strong to get a vital win.

The win takes Alkmaar into 4th place in the Eredivisie with 35 points from 22 games and they jumped 2 points above Heerenveen who drop to 6th place on 33 points.

AZ Alkmaar are 14 points behind 3rd placed PSV and would do really well if they can finish the league in 4th place.

It looks like Tim has instantly become the team’s number one goalkeeper ousting Sergio Rochet –  and his vast experience should be a big lift to the side.

Here’s what Tim tweeted after the game today.

Good news today for Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul.

Comments welcome.

5 comments so far

  • jimmysmith

    Feb 12, 2017 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #1

    Krul, Darlow and Woodman next term. Sels and Elliot moved on for 10 million quids.

  • jimmysmith

    Feb 12, 2017 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #2

    Prior to the Tiote move we had a genuine squad of 28 good players, now 27. In all fairness to the owner, if he did stick his oar in, we would have needed to move players out, to bring players in. There’s a limit, even when you are chasing promotion.

  • G

    Feb 13, 2017 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #3

    Doesn’t Sebastien Larsson play for some unwashed bunch of amateurs down the road from here?

  • sing in the corner

    Feb 13, 2017 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #4

    Maybe Seb Larsson is the equivalent of David Brown in the Scandinavian phone book

  • G

    Feb 13, 2017 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #5

    Could be SITC, could be?


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