Anthony Annan’s Vitesse Arnhem beat Kwame Quansah’s Heracles Almelo 2-0 in the Eredivisie on Friday night.Wilfried Bony (Ivory Coast) scored the first goal of the game but missed a penalty later on.
Vitesse coach John van den Brom started the game with the same eleven players who played last week’s game.Wilfried Bony scored the first goal of the game after 22 minutes from a Marco van Ginkel assist.Bony has scored the first goal in a game for the 6th time this season.Only Malki (Roda) and Dost (Heerenveen) have done that more times: 7.
Kwame Quansah did not have one of his best games as he lost possession resulting in Remko Pasveer bringing down Renato Ibarra in the penalty box.Referee Reinold Wiedemeijer sent the goalkeeper off and Vitesse were awarded a penalty. Remko Pasveer received Heracles’ 25th red card of the season. Martin Pieckenhagen was the first Heracles player to be sent off this season.
Dennis Telgenkamp replaced the keeper and the first thing he had to do was to save Bony’s penalty. Bony missed it.Vitesse has missed 3 penalties this season,one less than the club record in the 78/79, 79/80 and 01/02 seasons.The very impressive winger Ibarra,my man of the match made it 2-0 for Vitesse in the 67th minute.It was the Ecuadorian’s first goal of the season.
We might see Annan in the Europa League next season (if he stays at Vitesse) .Vitesse has 41 points after 26 games. Quansah’s Heracles Almelo has 30 points (12th).Vitesse has won 3 consecutive Eredivisie games this season.The last time they did that was April-May 2009. They won 4 successive games that season.