Robben sets up fine Dutch win

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - World Cup -

HOL­LAND ............................... 2 SLO­VAKIA .............................. 1 A FINE strike from for­mer Chelsea winger Ar­jen Robben and a late ef­fort from Wes­ley Snei­jder fired Hol­land into the quar­ter-fi­nals as they claimed a rou­tine win over Slo­vakia in Dur­ban.

Bay­ern Mu­nich star Robben was mak­ing his first start of the com­pe­ti­tion, com­ing in for Rafael van der Vaart, and put the Dutch ahead in the 18th minute.

The Dutch were hardly trou­bled from then on and Snei­jder, whose pass set up the opener, dou­bled the ad­van­tage six min­utes from time af­ter Liver­pool’s Dirk Kuyt had given him the eas­i­est of chances.

Robert Vit­tek grabbed an in­jury­time con­so­la­tion from the spot with his fourth goal of the com­pe­ti­tion af­ter Martin Jakubko had been fouled by Maarten Steke­len­burg but it was too lit­tle too late.

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