Ajax ease European pain by sweeping to verge of Dutch title
Othman Boussaid stunned the hosts, who were denied a place in the Champions League final on Wednesday by a 96th-minute goal, when he fired Utrecht ahead after just 36 seconds at the Johan Cruyff Arena.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar equalised for Ajax on 15 minutes before Donny van de Beek put the Amsterdam giants 2-1 ahead in first-half stoppage time.
Dusan Tadic sealed the win with two late goals, the second from the penalty spot, to push Ajax to the brink of a record 34th league title, the club's first since 2014.
Erik ten Hag's side are three points clear of PSV Eindhoven and have a far superior goal difference ahead of the final round of games after the defending champions lost 1-0 at AZ Alkmaar.
Ajax round out the season with a trip to second-bottom De Graafschap on Wednesday while PSV host Heracles.