A 92nd-minute own goal helped PSV Eindhoven to a 4-3 victory over FC Twente which stretches their lead to eight points. 

PSV went into the game knowing they had a big chance to extend their lead at the top after Ajax lost to Utrecht earlier on Sunday, and Phillip Cocu’s side made a great start. On 12 minutes, Steven Bergwijn played Jurgen Locadia in on goal and the in-form striker fired through Jorn Brondeel’s legs.

However, Twente, who had new coach Gertjan Verbeek in charge for the first time, showed fight after the early goal and equalised in the 21st minute when Stefan Thesker headed in a corner.

PSV pushed for the lead but had to wait until the hour mark when they were awarded a penalty for a foul on Bergwijn. Marco van Ginkel made no mistake from the spot to make it 2-1. Again Twente fought back through Thomas Lam, who hammered a low strike past Jeroen Zoet from the edge of the area to level it up on 68 minutes.

Luuk de Jong was brought off the bench by Cocu, and the forward finally ended his goal drought which stretched over 1000 minutes. The striker rose to head in a corner on 72 minutes to put PSV back in front. Three minutes later, Fredrik Jensen unleashed a low drive past Zoet to level it up for Twente once again.

The game was heading for a draw but in the 92nd minute, Locadia raced forward and his cross was prodded into his own net by Thesker. The victory puts PSV eight points in front of Ajax heading into the international break. Twente are 14th.




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