PSV have extended their lead at the top of the Eredivisie table to six points over Ajax. The Amsterdam outfit suffered a 1-0 defeat at Heracles on Saturday night, while Mark van Bommel's team played out a 2-2 draw with FC Utrecht on Sunday. PSV recovered from two goals down to snatch a point in Utrecht. "I feel we deserved more after drawing 2-2 with FC Utrecht", said captain Luuk de Jong, who struck twice after the break to salvage a point for PSV.
'All credit to FC Utrecht'
De Jong scored an equaliser with only three minutes remaining. PSV were two goals down at half time, but the scoreline was not a fair reflection of the match, thought PSV's leading goal scorer. "We were trailing 2-0 at half-time, although we were the better team in the first half. FC Utrecht scored two goals from two chances. We should never have conceded two goals. But all credit to FC Utrecht. They defended well and stayed compact and organised."
De Jong also thought PSV should have been awarded a penalty. "A defender pulled my shirt but the referee waved play on. I don't understand why he didn't point to the spot. Shirt-pulling is a bad habit that needs to be kicked", said De Jong, who admitted he was relieved when referee Pol van Boekel ignored an FC Utrecht penalty appeal in the last minute. "But being a referee is one of the most difficult jobs in football.'
Dumfries: ‘I had no intention to bring him down’
Denzel Dumfries slid into Simin Gustafson, who went down on the wet pitch in the final minute. "The pitch was soaking wet and it was tough for the referee to make the right decision. He could have given a penalty but I had really no intention to bring him down."