AMSTERDAM (AP) – Luuk de Jong scored three goals as FC Twente beat FC Groningen 4-1 Sunday to move second in the Dutch league.
De Jong put Steve McClaren's Twente ahead in the 14th, heading Ola John's cross from the left. He then converted another cross from John in the 23rd and completed his hat trick in the 58th with another header - again set up by John.
De Jong then provided the cross headed in by midfielder Leroy Fer in the 66th as McClaren earned his second straight win since returning to Twente during the Christmas break.
Twente has 39 points, two behind new leader PSV Eindhoven, which beat Vitesse Arnhem 3-1 Friday. AZ Alkmaar lost 2-0 at Roda JC to drop to third.