PSV continued their perfect start to the season with a convincing 4-1 win against De Graafschap at De Vijverberg on Saturday evening. Goals from De Jong (2), Bergwijn and Malen ensured PSV have gained a maximum 36 points from twelve games. Van Bommel has set a new club record, guiding his side to their twelfth straight win in the Eredivisie in his first year in charge of PSV as head coach.
First-half goals by De Jong and Bergwijn
De Graafschap started positively, with Klaasen hitting the crossbar from a free kick on four minutes. At the other end, Hirving Lozano had the goal at his mercy after he had intercepted Bakker’s poor pass but saw his effort saved by De Graafschap keeper Hidde Jurjus. PSV were rewarded for a good spell of play in the 18th minute when Niek Viergever squared the ball for captain Luuk de Jong to bag his tenth goal of the season. 0-1. The hosts responded quickly and it was all square when El Jebli rounded his marker before slotting home three minutes later: 1-1. The first half was action packed. Pereiro sent an effort wide and Zoet made a save to deny Bakker. PSV piled up the pressure and took the lead again on 27 minutes. Steven Bergwijn cut into the box and with space limited in a crowded penalty area there was power and accuracy in his shot: 1-2. Denzel Dumfries had the ball in the back of the net but his goal was cancelled out for offside by VAR.
Second-half goals by Malen and De Jong
Angelino played Pereiro clean through with a clever pass three minutes after the restart but the Uruguayan failed to capitalize on the chance. Mark van Bommel’s men created most chances but De Graafschap threatened on the counter. Donyell Malen came on for Gaston Pereiro on 62 minutes. Luuk de Jong came close to netting PSV’s third goal. He fired a free kick into the wall and forced Jurjus into a save from the rebound. PSV took a two-goal advantage on 77 minutes. De Jong found Malen who was in good position on the edge of the area and the substitute’s finish was impeccable: 1-3. PSV did not lean back but went in search of more goals. Luuk de Jong took his tally for the season to eleven with three minutes remaining. Lozano took a free kick quickly; Steven Bergwijn made a darting run and De Jong comfortably chose the right corner: 1-4. 36 points from twelve games, a perfect tonic before the international break.