Favorites Edit

PSV Eindhoven defeat Utrecht 2-1; maintain 12-point lead in Eredivisie

1.53K   //    09 Feb 2015, 15:35 IST
PSV Eindhoven players celebrate after winning their match against Utrecht

The Hague, Feb 9 (IANS) Dutch football league leaders PSV Eindhoven kept their 12-point advantage to second-placed Ajax after 22 rounds of matches in the Eredivisie. Ajax recorded a nervy 2-1 win over Go Ahead Eagles Sunday, reports Xinhua.

Ajax took the lead against Go Ahead Eagles in Deventer when Anwar El Ghazi converted a cross from the left by Ricardo Kishna in the 24th minute.

Sjoerd Overgoor equalised with a stunning volley in the 70th minute, but due to a mistake by Go Ahead Eagles goalkeeper Mickey van der Hart, Ajax were presented the late 2-1 victory.

He misjudged a back pass by Wesley Verhoek, which bounced over his foot and into the goal.

League leaders PSV booked their ninth consecutive victory.The Eindhoven based team beat FC Utrecht 3-1 at home. At half-time, the score was 0-0, but Luciano Narsingh and Memphis Depay found the net for PSV just after the start of the second half.

Utrecht came back through a goal by Yassin Ayoub and the visitors even had possibilities for the equaliser, but Depay put an end to the tie with a free-kick in injury time.

PSV lead the Eredivisie with 58 points from 22 matches, 12 ahead of Ajax (46) and 17 ahead of Feyenoord and AZ (both 41).

Topics you might be interested in:
Fetching more content...