PSV Eindhoven’s reign as champions of the Eredivisie is coming to an end after they lost 2-1 at leaders Feyenoord, who had goal-line technology to thank at De Kuip.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side made a storming start to the match and could have been ahead within minutes but Eljero Elia fired just wide before Nicolai Jorgensen was denied at close range by Jeroen Zoet.

Feyenoord got the goal their start deserved on the ninth minute as Terence Kongolo raced to the area before crossing perfectly for Jens Toornstra to fire into the top corner. The midfielder was chosen to start ahead of Dirk Kuyt and proved his selection with a lovely finish.

PSV barely threatened and Feyenoord could have added more goals but Santiago Arias headed off the line to deny Eric Botteghin and Steven Berghuis also struck just wide. PSV lost Marco van Ginkel to injury and just before the break they were incensed as the referee denied them a penalty after Gaston Pereiro went down in the box.

The start of the second half saw Feyenoord continue to dominate with Eljero Elia tormenting Arias (watch the video below). However, a second goal didn’t come as Botteghin saw another header cleared off the line.

In the 62nd minute, PSV equalised in fine fashion through Gaston Pereiro who curled into the bottom corner after latching onto Davy Propper’s clever flick.

PSV should have taken the lead when Steven Berghuis found himself through on goal, but Rick Karsdorp got back to flick the ball away from the winger’s foot. Moments later Feyenoord went up the other end and got themselves a corner. The delivery was headed towards goal by Jan-Arie van der Heijden and although it looked like Zoet kept it out, Bas Nijhuis pointed for a goal as goal-line technology indicated the ball had just crossed the line. (See for yourselves below).

That proved to be the winning goal and Feyenoord move eleven points ahead of PSV, who for the first time under Phillip Cocu are heading for a trophy-less season. The home side have now taken a huge step towards the title and will definitely remain at least five points ahead of Ajax this weekend.

Full highlights of the match can be seen here¬†or below…




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