Four second half goals saw PSV Eindhoven hammer Ajax 4-0 at the Philips Stadion and storm to the top of the table.

  • By Michael Bell
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matavz dPSV should have been ahead within the first five minutes, when Memphis Depay sent Ola Toivonen through on goal, but the Swedish forward couldn’t beat Kenneth Vermeer.

Depay then had two great chances, firstly firing over after a 1-2 with Park ji Sung, then heading a cross just wide of the post.

As the half went on Ajax began to take control, and Ricardo van Rhijn saw a 30 yard drive palmed away by Jeroen Zoet, while Jeffrey Bruma had to make a last ditch challenge to deny Bojan.

PSV started the second half brightly, and took the lead on 53 minutes, when a cross from Depay was spilled by Vermeer right in front of Matavz, who had the easiest finish.

On the hour mark it was 2-0, with Left back Jetro Willems cutting inside Lasse Schone before firing into the net past Vermeer, who appeared wrong-footed.

The home side were rampant, and minutes later Oscar Hiljemark made it 3-0, finishing first time into the top corner on the edge of the box.

Three became four, as a long ball forward was headed on by Matavz into the path of Park, who ran on to finish past Vermeer with ease, as Ajax’s defence disappeared.

A brilliant second half performance by Phillip Cocu’s side, and they end a run of six games without a win in emphatic style to overtake PEC Zwolle at the top of the table.

Frank de Boer will be wondering how his side fell apart after conceding the first goal, and will no doubt have some harsh words for his under-performing stars.




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