Jozy Altidore scored the eventual winner for AZ as his club ran out a 3-1 winner on Saturday.
Simon Poulsen opened the scoring for AZ in the 31st minute and Altidore made it 2-0 just before the break. The big American took a pass in from the left and held off a challenge before spinning and firing home from 12 yards.
Adam Maher rounded out the scoring for the home side in the 52nd minutes, but Willy Overtoom's penalty goal for Hercales in the 56th left Altidore's strike as the official winner.
The goal was Atlidore's 10th in the league this season.
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