An early Gaston Pereiro strike guided PSV Eindhoven to a 1-0 win over 10-man Feyenoord.

The first big meeting of the Eredivisie season saw both teams looking to bounce back from poor results. PSV, who lost last weekend to Heerenveen, brought Luuk de Jong back into the starting line-up while Daniel Schwaab was preferred to Derrick Luckassen. Feyenoord, who were hammered by Manchester City in the Champions League, welcomed back Ridgeciano Haps after injury, while Jens Toornstra and Kevin Diks also started.

PSV made a bright start to the game and they led after only two minutes as Jurgen Locadia picked out Gaston Pereiro at the back post and the Uruguayan swept an excellent strike past Brad Jones.

Steven Berghuis nearly netted an equaliser for Feyenoord, but moments later he was lucky to stay on the pitch after a lunge on Luuk de Jong, which forced the striker to be replaced by Sam Lammers. PSV pushed for a second goal but on a breakaway, Feyenoord won a free-kick on the edge of the box and Toornstra was unlucky to see his strike come crashing off the crossbar.

With five minutes left in the first half, PSV also hit the woodwork with Locadia’s strike coming off the inside of the post before Jones clawed the ball to safety. Two minutes later, Feyenoord were reduced to ten as Berghuis saw his second yellow card for a silly pull on Hendrix.

Despite the extra man, PSV were outplayed in the second half as Feyenoord came close to an equaliser on several occasions. Jeroen Zoet had to make two stunning saves to deny Eric Botteghin and Jean-Paul Boetius, while Toornstra skied a shot over the bar with the goal gaping.

PSV completely lost all their momentum from the first half but they hung on to inflict a first league defeat of the season on Feyenoord. PSV move joint top on 12 points with Feyenoord and AZ Alkmaar.




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