Eredivisie leaders PSV Eindhoven have been knocked out of the KNVB Cup in the Quarter finals after a 3-1 loss at home to Utrecht.

utre psv kncAll eyes in Eindhoven were on Marco van Ginkel, who was thrust in the starting line-up after his deadline day move from Chelsea, and the midfielder came the closest to scoring early on in the tie but he was denied by Robbin Ruiter.

Against the run of play Utrecht took the lead on 32 minutes with Bart Ramselaar firing past Jeroen Zoet after PSV failed to clear a corner. Just before the break Sebastien Haller stunned the home crowd with a mazy run and finish to double Utrecht’s lead.

PSV failed to react to a confident looking Utrecht in the second half and after a few missed chances, Ramselaar eventually made it 3-0 just before the hour mark, racing onto a Haller pass before beating Jetro Willems and slotting past Zoet.

With 16 minutes left Hector Moreno netted from a corner to pull one back and PSV pushed forward looking for another but Luuk de Jong saw a penalty appeal turned down before Florian Jozefzoon volleyed an excellent chance wide from close range.

Utrecht now go into the semi-finals along with Feyenoord, AZ and VVSB. PSV now have to concentrate on the league, with their next match away to Utrecht this Sunday.

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