Feyenoord kept up their slim title hopes with a 2-0 victory over PSV Eindhoven in the Philips Stadion.

feyeStarting the game six points behind Ajax, Feyenoord knew a draw or loss, coupled with an Ajax win over ADO Den Haag, would see the Amsterdam side win the title. However Feyenoord were determined not to let that happen, and Ronald Koeman’s side started the game with five men in defence, instead of their usual 4-3-3 formation.

It proved to be a stroke of genius by Koeman as Feyenoord took the lead just before the half hour mark when Joris Mathijsen rose above two PSV defenders to head past Erwin Mulder.

PSV had no answer to Feyenoord’s tactics, and the game should have been put to bed by Graziano Pelle, but the Italian striker missed two great chances to double the visitors lead.

With 14 minutes left Feyenoord finally sealed a much deserved win as Daryl Janmaat struck a stunning volley into the top corner from outside the box.

The win means Ajax’s title party is on hold, but Feyenoord are also now four points ahead of Twente in third place, and it looks like the Rotterdam side will be heading for Champions League football. After another sore defeat, PSV will most likely have to qualify for Europe through the end of season play-offs, as they currently sit 5th

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