Feyenoord has further worried PSV on Sunday. The Rotterdammers were 3-1 too strong for the Eindhoven team in De Kuip due to a hat trick by Steven Berghuis 3-1.
After nineteen minutes, Berghuis broke the spell and made it 2-0 in the 34th minute by using a penalty. The Feyenoord captain was allowed to re-land for a penalty twenty minutes after half-time and ended the game. Gastón Pereiro's fine honor hit in the final phase came too late.
PSV, which by 31 defeat and the fourth place remains stuck, remained before the eighth game this Eredivisie season without victory. Of the last twelve official duels, coach Mark van Bommel's team won only two.
The defeat was not the only disappointment for PSV. Donyell Malen got wrong at the start of the second half and sustained a knee injury. The striker, who already missed a few duels this season, had to be replaced by Cody Gakpo.
After a disappointing start to the season, Feyenoord is on the rise. The team of trainer Dick Advocaat was the last to fall in the league at the end of October and as number five only three points less than PSV.
Steven Berghuis was worth gold for a hat trick for Feyenoord. (Photo: Pro Shots)
PSV better team in starting phase
PSV had the better of the game against Feyenoord in the early stages. After some pin pricks, Steven Bergwijn had a free chance of shooting in the fifteenth minute after good preparation by Ritsu Doan, but he shot wildly over the goal of Kenneth Vermeer, who returned to the bar after injury due to injury.
The possibilities and the superiority were for PSV, but it was Feyenoord that took the lead in the nineteenth minute. Berghuis came in front of his husband's Luis Sinisterra cross and headed the ball hard behind Lars Unnerstall.
The German keeper took a shot from Berghuis ten minutes later, but Feyenoord's attacker took revenge in the 34th minute. Referee Bas Nijhuis pointed to the spot after a foul by Denzel Dumfries on Sinisterra and Berghuis made no mistake of 11 meters.
PSV coach Mark van Bommel is under further pressure. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Feyenoord has to stop shortly after the break
The beginning of the second half was comparable to that of the first half. PSV pushed Feyenoord back into its own half and got chances, but a goal was not achieved. The best option was for Malen, but he came across Vermeer. The shared top scorer of the Premier League had to leave the field injured moments later.
Ten minutes after Malen's forced substitution, PSV fell behind. Viergever got the ball in the penalty area on his arm, which he held along his body, and Nijhuis again pointed to the dot. The VAR did not intervene, after which Berghuis sent Unnerstall in the wrong direction again.
Despite the considerable backlog, PSV continued to seek out Feyenoord's goal. Bergwijn and Mohamed Ihattaren initially encountered Vermeer, but the five-time international had no answer to the magnificent lob of substitute Pereiro, who placed the ball exactly over Vermeer in the goal.
The Uruguayan goal in the 84th minute kept PSV's hope for a draw alive, but his goal came too late. Nicolai Jørgensen and Jens Toornstra were even close to 4-1, but PSV was spared a bigger defeat in De Kuip.
Do you want to read the best stories about the 2019 sports year? Order the NUsport Yearbook. For the app users, tap here.
View the results and the position in the Eredivisie