Struggling PSV Eindhoven needed a 91st minute equaliser to earn a 1-1 draw against ten man Heerenveen at the Philips Stadion on Saturday evening.

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jozefzoon bHeerenveen started brightly, but they were reduced to ten men after only 15 minutes as Joey van den Berg was shown red for a late challenge on Adam Maher.

PSV struggled to make the advantage work before the break, and although the home side had all the possession, Heerenveen keeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt was hardly troubled.

Jurgen Locadia was guilty of missing two good chances early on in the second half, as he saw a fierce shot well saved by Nordfeldt, before scooping over the bar from a few yards out when a Stijn Schaars free-kick dropped at his feet.

PSV continued to move forward, but were so poor in and around the box, and with ten minutes left Heerenveen made them pay. Substitute Yanic Wildschut ran the ball towards the PSV box unchallenged, and was allowed to fire into the bottom corner to give Heerenveen the lead.

Zakaria Bakkali made Nordfeldt pull off a great save, and Toivonen saw a header cleared off the line as it seemed the ball was never going to cross the line for the home side.

However in the 91st minute, Florian Jozefzoon poked the ball into the net from close range after a scramble in the box to make it 1-1.

The result was met by a chorus of boos from the home support, who were uninspired throughout the game. It is now five matches in a row that PSV have not won in the Eredivisie, and the pressure continues to rise on Phillip Cocu.

Heerenveen did well with ten men, but the truth is that PSV were unable to use their man advantage, and were once again terrible in front of goal.




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