Eredivisie wrap: PSV survive scare, Sigthorsson scores five

PSV Eindhoven scored a thrilling 2-1 victory over bottom side Willem II on Saturday in a dramatic finish to their Eredivisie clash at Philips Stadion.

The Dutch top-flight cellar dwellers took a shock lead in the 17th minute when Bart Biemans fired past Eindhoven goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson to put the league leaders under the pump early.

Willem took their advantage to the break, but it lasted less than three minutes in the second half before Ola Toivonen levelled for PSV.

The task for Willem to fight back was made harder when Denis Halilovic received two yellow cards in the space of seven minutes, before Veli Lampi was red-carded in the 86th minute, giving the hosts a two-man advantage for the final stages.

Substitute Genero Zeefuik left it until the final minute of added time to score the winner in the 90th minute past goalkeeper Davino Verhulst at his near post, sending the home fans into hysterics and extending their lead at the top of the table to four points.

For Willem, however, it was heartbreak as they remain rooted to the bottom of the Eredivisie on seven points.

Meanwhile, Kolbeinn Sigthorsson slotted five goals in AZ Alkmaar’s 6-1 drubbing of VVV Venlo at AFAS Stadion.

The Iceland 20-year-old had his hat-trick sealed by the 26th minute, before adding 47th and 69th minute goals to seal a memorable match, while Johann Gudmundsson netted another for the victors early in the second half.

Vitesse caused a major upset with a 5-2 triumph over sixth side Roda JC at GelreDome.

Mads Junker put the visitors in front after just three minutes in a dream start for Roda, but the match turned on its head later in the first half when Vitesse’s Nemanja Matic, Marco van Ginkel and Jordi all found the back of the net to swing the momentum the way of the hosts.

Haruna Babangida made it four 10 minutes after the break, before van Ginkel scored a second in the 58th minute, and Jimmy Hempte netted a consolation for Roda on 69 minutes.

 


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