PSV Eindhoven made it four wins out of four with a 2-0 win over Vitesse Arnhem at the Philips Stadion.

  • By Michael Bell
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psv bThe home side, who started with Andres Guardado in their side for the first time, struggled to make an impact on the game early on and Vitesse created the best opportunities. Bertrand Traore forced Jeroen Zoet into an early save, while Davy Propper was unlucky to see a penalty appeal waved away.

PSV didn’t create anything until the 42nd minute when Luciano Narsingh saw his shot clawed past the post by Piet Velthuizen. Memphis Depay then nearly opened the scoring with a piece of magic, but his curling effort from range came back off the bar.

Three minutes into the second half PSV opened the scoring as Guardado set Luuk de Jong running at the Vitesse defence, and although the striker miss-controlled the ball a number of times, the visitors could not clear, and the forward slotted into the net.

Vitesse searched for the equaliser, and Traore saw an effort saved by Zoet, while substitute Rochdi Achenteh struck the woodwork with a shot from 25-yards.

De Jong should have sealed the win on 89 minutes, but he could only fire at Velthuizen from a few yards out, before Adam Maher finally made it 2-0 for PSV in injury time. Memphis Depay tried to round Velthuizen and stab into the net but his shot was blocked, and the rebound fell to Maher who fired into an empty net.

Vitesse go searching still for their first win of the season, while PSV’s perfect start continues.




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