Ten-man PSV drop two points in 2-2 draw with sc Heerenveen
Luck was not on PSV’s side on Saturday night. They dropped points for the first time in 2018 after they were held to a 2-2 draw by sc Heerenveen.
Neither team created any clear-cut chances in the opening exchanges. PSV broke the deadlock after 34 minutes from a set piece.. Mauro Junior swung in a corner and Joshua Arias planted a firm downward header at the far post into the goal: 1-0.
Phillip Cocu’s men were upping the tempo now and doubled the lead in the 43rd minute. Mauro Junior closed down sc Heerenveen defender Kik Pierie, robbed him of the ball and Luuk de Jong slotted home the second goal of the evening.
One minute later, PSV were reduced to ten men. Hirving Lozano tried to shake off his marker Lucas Woudenberg and was shown a controversial straight red card by referee Dennis Higler for an elbow.
Stijn Schaars pulled a goal back for the visitors eleven minutes into the second half. A corner fell to the former PSV midfielder who delivered a first-time finish past a stranded Zoet in the PSV goal.
PSV were hanging in the ropes in the thrilling closing stages and sc Heerenveen made their numerical advantage count 82 minutes, when Reza Ghoochannejhad netted an equaliser. The home fans tried to lift their side and Luuk de Jong came close when he hit the post.