PSV finished the season on a high with a 3-1 victory against Heracles Almelo in the Philips Stadion on Wednesday night. Joey Konings opened the scoring for the visitors after 27 seconds as PSV came from behind to beat Heracles, thanks to an own goal from Jesper Drost and a goal from Nick Viergever in the 47th minute. Donyell Malen added a third goal in the 89th minute.
1-1 at half-time
Érick Gutiérrez and Gastón Pereiro returned to the starting line-up as PSV went into the final game of the 2018/19 season. 27 seconds were on the clock when the visitors took the lead. Joey Konings, who had joined Heracles Almelo from PSV on a free transfer in 2018, escaped his marker and slotted home one of the fastest ever Eredivisie goals. PSV came close on the half-hour mark when Luuk de Jong saw his header from a corner cleared off the line. It was all square again on 32 minutes. Left back Angeliño unleashed a shot that deflected off Jesper Drost and into the net for an own goal: 1-1. Santiago Arias, who made a move to Atlético Madrid last summer, waved goodbye to the fans on a lap of honour at half-time.
Viergever and Malen netted goals after the break
Nick Viergever gave PSV a 2-1 lead two minutes after the restart. Donyell Malen flicked on a corner and the centre back was in the right place to tap home from close range: 2-1. Luuk de Jong, the Eredivisie top scorer, was keen to find the back of the net. He came close to scoring his 29th goal of the season but sent a glancing header straight at Heracles Almelo keeper Michael Brouwer. Jorit Hendrix replaced Mexican midfielder Érick Gutiérrez in the 73rd minute and Gastón Pereiro made way for Cody Gakpo seven minutes later. Daniel Schwaab received a standing ovation when he was taken off two minutes from the end. Donyell Malen proved to be a clinical finisher when he netted his tenth goal of the season. FT: 3-1. Ajax clinched the Eredivisie title after a 4-1 win at De Graafschap. PSV finished the season in second place, with 83 points from 34 games.