Agony for Newcastle's Tim Krul

Tim Krul and AZ Alkmaar suffered an agonising defeat in the KNVB Cup final

Monday, 1st May 2017, 9:05 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:08 pm
Tim Krul

Vitesse Arnhem won yesterday's showpiece in Rotterdam 2-0 to claim their first major trophy.

Former Norwich City striker Ricky van Wolswinkel scored both goals at De Kuip.

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Krul, on a half-season loan at AZ from Newcastle, was the hero in his team's semi-final win over Cambuur.

But the 29-year-old left the pitch distraught after van Wolswinkel scored two late goals in front of a 46,105 crowd.

Krul – who ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament playing for Holland in October 2015 – spent the first half of the season on loan at Ajax.

However, he moved to Alkmaar in January after failing to make a first-team appearance for the Amsterdam club because of the form of Andre Onana.

And Krul has proved his fitness during a demanding few months at the AFAS Stadion.