PSV suffered their second league defeat in a row. Ryan Thomas was shown a straight red card on 22 minutes and AZ made their numerical advantage count. Myron Boadu netted a brace in the 45th minute. Svensson added a third and De Wit made it four after the break.
Mark van Bommel was forced to make five changes. Malen, Bergwijn and Ihattaren missed the game due to injuries, while Viergever and Hendrix were handed a two-match suspension. Ryan Thomas was handed his first start in a PSV shirt after a fourteen-month spell on the sidelines.
Thomas shown straight red card- Boadu nets a brace
PSV got off to a bright start and Denzell Dumfries had a shot blocked. AZ’s pace caused the PSV defenders problems in a high-tempo game and Boadu sent an effort wide. Both teams looked to attack in an entertaining first period with plenty of end-to-end stuff. PSV were dealt a massive blow on 22 minutes. Ryan Thomas committed a foul on Fredrik Midtsjø and referee Pol van Boekel sent him off after VAR review. The New Zealander left the pitch in tears as ten-man PSV, with 68 minutes left, were made to defend in a 4-4-1 formation. AZ passed the ball patiently comfortably around and made PSV work hard. The best chance fell to PSV, but Cody Gakpo just could not connect with an inviting cross. AZ made their numerical advantage count on the stroke of half-time, when Myron Boadu opened the scoring and AZ’s striker netted his second goal in the space of one minute, tapping home at the end of a well-worked move.
AZ add two goals after the break
Van Bommel made a double substitution at half-time, bringing on Kostas Mitroglou for Bruma and defender Jordan Teze for Ritsu Doan. Boadu had a chance to complete a hattrick but wildly fired the ball over the bar and AZ’s striker also headed over the bar from Owen Wijndal’s inch-perfect cross. AZ obviously enjoyed the bulk of possession. PSV defended compactly but could not start any dangerous attacks. Calvin Stengs launched another move in the 71st minute and found Jonas Svensson who fired home at the near post: 0-3. Worse was to come. Substitute Dani de Wit found the corner of the net with a backheel touch from a corner: 0-4. Striker Gakpo made way for French defender Oliver Boscagli as PSV saw their 53-game unbeaten run at home come to an end. Mark van Bommel’s men will be back in league action on Saturday 2 November when they face Sparta in Rotterdam.