PSV record a resounding 5-1 win over NAC Breda
PSV maintained their lead at the summit of the Eredivisie with a resounding and fully deserved 5-1 win over NAC Breda in the Philips Stadion on Saturday night.
Phillip Cocu’s men took control of the game after some ten minutes. Bart Ramselaar and Steven Bergwijn tried their luck from long range, but could not steer their efforts on target.
PSV created chances in the opening exchanges. Luuk de Jong sent a header straight at Nigel Bertrams. Jorrit Hendrix hit the bar with a long-range shot Steven Bergwijn forced a save out of the NAC Breda goalkeeper
PSV deservedly took the lead on 37 minutes. Luuk de Jong was pulled down by Mari in the box and Pol van Boekel pointed to the spot at the advice of his assistant. Marko van Ginkel converted the penalty, sending Bertrams the wrong way: 1-0
Out of the blue, Ambrose was one-on-one with Jeroen Zoet straight after the restart but PSV’s goalkeeper pulled off a crucial reflex save to deny the visitors’ striker.
PSV doubled the lead from a set piece in the 58th minute, with Daniel Schwaab heading home from a corner. Sadiq gave the visitors from Breda some hope, pulling one back on 64 minutes: 2-1.
Luuk de Jong restored a two-goal advantage for PSV in the 76th minute. A corner was flicked on and PSV’s striker blasted home a left-foot shot that flew past Bertrams and into the corner of the net: 3-1. Steven Bergwijn cut into the box and his strike took a deflection off Mets with nine minutes left: 4-1.
Substitute Gaston Pereiro came off the bench to make it five. With games to go, PSV have collected 71 points. They will be next in league action when they travel to Alkmaar to face third-placed AZ