PSV have gained maximum 24 points from their opening eight games, after cruising to a 4-0 victory against VVV-Venlo in the Philips Stadium on Saturday evening. Mark van Bommel’s men look to set up a new club record.
There was little in the way of goalscoring opportunities in the early stages and VVV-Venlo goalkeeper Lars Unnerstal, on loan from PSV, was hardly tested. The best chance fell to the visitors and Jeroen Zoet had to pull off a save to deny Seuntjes. PSV head coach Mark van Bommel started to yell tactical instructions from the touchline The game opened up and the momentum was starting to swing PSV’s way. Hirving Lozano put PSV ahead on 33 minutes. The Mexican was at the end of a well-worked move set up by Luuk de Jong and Gaston Pereiro: 1-0.
The visitors were not thinking about shutting shop after the break and played a physical game. Promes was lucky to see only a yellow card following a reckless challenge on Lozano.PSV looked confident and pegged VVV-Venlo back unto their own half. Steven Bergwijn, who has been one of PSV’s star performers this season, came close twice and he turned provider for Luuk de Jong who doubled the lead on 64 minutes. Substitute Erick Gutiérrez wrapped up the three points in the 87th minute and Lozano made it four from the spot in the final minute. PSV are top of the table with 24 points from eight games and have equalled a club record of eight straight wins under manager Erik Gerets.