Mido and Miralem Sulejmani scored second-half goals for a mediocre Ajax Amsterdam in a 2-0 win at VVV Venlo in the Dutch league on Sunday to end a goalless and winless streak of three league matches.
Mido broke the deadlock after 62 minutes when he netted a blocked shot from Eyong Enoh and eight minutes later Sulejmani's deflected shot went under goalkeeper Kevin Begois.
PSV Eindhoven remain on top with 34 points from 16 matches after Friday's 4-2 defeat at NAC Breda.
They lead on goal difference ahead of Twente Enschede who beat NEC Nijmegen 4-2 on Saturday. Ajax climbed to third on 31.
Struggling Feyenoord came from behind to beat ADO Den Haag 2-1 and climb out of the relegation zone to 15th with 16 points.
Dmitry Bulykin struck from close range on the stroke of halftime to put ADO ahead but directly after the break an own goal by Aleksander Radosavljevic levelled the score.
Karim El Ahmadi set up 18-year-old Luc Castaignos just before the hour to score his fifth goal of the season and secure Feyenoord's fourth win.