A late strike by Eric Botteghin was enough for Feyenoord to earn a 1-0 win over PSV in Eindhoven. The Rotterdam side have now won six league games in a row.

botteghin-feypsvFeyenoord went into the game full of confidence and unchanged from the team that beat Manchester United in the Europa League last week and they wrapped up a dream week by earning a 1-0 win over PSV to maintain their perfect start to the league campaign.

PSV, who were looking to bounce back from the loss to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, dominated possession in the first half but struggled to create clear cut chances with Jetro Willems going closest with a curling free kick which ended on the roof of the net. At the other end, Nicolai Jorgensen was handed Feyenoord’s best chance but he was denied by an excellent challenge from Willems.

At the start of the second half Feyenoord continued to sit back and restricted PSV to shots from distance with Davy Propper testing Brad Jones with a strong shot from 30 yards. However, on the counter the visitors remained dangerous with Tonny Vilhena going close with a strike from range.

On 81 minutes PSV finally got a clear cut chance with Gaston Pereiro getting in at goal but he was denied by Jones from point blank range. Feyenoord immediately went down the other end and earned a corner, which landed at the feet of Botteghin who fired past Joroen Zoet to give Feyenoord the lead.

PSV pushed for an equaliser and with the last kick of the game Steven Bergwijn picked out Hector Moreno in the box but the defenders header was brilliantly tipped over the bar by Jones.

Feyenoord now move five points clear of PSV at the top of the table and look like genuine contenders to lift the trophy for the first time since 1999.




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