PSV Eindhoven bounced back from their defeat to Feyenoord with a simple 6-0 victory over Excelsior. 

Following their first league defeat of the campaign last weekend, Mark van Bommel decided to drop Gaston Pereiro to the bench with Erick Gutierrez coming into the eleven. Trent Sainsbury also replaced the absent Daniel Schwaab.

Determined to bounce back, PSV dominated from the start and took the lead in the 17th minute when Angelino latched onto a stray pass before crossing for Luuk de Jong to convert.

PSV were then awarded a penalty moments later after Hirving Lozano went down in the box but after consulting VAR, the decision was overturned by referee Jeroen Manschot.

Denzel Dumfries hit the post as PSV went in search of a second goal which eventually came in the 38th minute when Robin van der Meer headed Lozano’s free-kick into his own net.

Seven minutes into the second half, PSV got their third and it was another own goal. This time, Jurgen Mattheij was the unfortunate Excelsior defender as he turned in De Jong’s cross.

PSV were comfortable so Van Bommel decided to take off Hendrix and Lozano for debutant Michal Sadilek and Donyell Malen. The latter made it 4-0 with an excellent solo goal which saw him burst into the box, round the goalkeeper and slot into an empty net.

In the final few minutes, Steven Bergwijn added the fifth with a fierce strike that went in off the post before Malen crossed for De Jong to tap in his second.

PSV move back to five points ahead of Ajax, who travel to PEC Zwolle later this weekend, while Excelsior are 12th.




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