PSV put on a convincing performance to claim a fine 4-1 victory at home to PEC Zwolle in their last game in 2012. Four different goal scorers netted a beautiful goal as PSV came from behind to seal the three points.
PSV come from behind to take a 2-1 lead at half time
Ernest Faber took charge of his first Eredivisie game as PSV interim coach. He made four changes to the team that recorded a hard-fought 2-1 extra-time victory at GVVV on Wednesday. Timo Baumgartl partnered Daniel Schwaab in the heart of defence, midfielder Jorrit Hendrix returned from injury, while Cody Gakpo spearheaded the attack. Following a string of disappointing displays, PSV looked to end 2012 on a high note, but were a goal down after 12 minutes. Mustafa Saymak intercepted a poor pass from Daniel Schwaab and put the visitors ahead: 0-1. PSV showed resilience and Jorrit Hendrix score dan equaliser six minutes later. Steven Bergwijn played in the midfielder who fired home from a tight angle: 1-1. PSV showed fighting spirit and Mohammed Ihattaren put them ahead in the 26th minute. The 18-year-old created some space on the edge of the penalty before superbly curling the ball into the top of the net, beyond the reach of PEC Zwolle keeper Michael Zetterer: 2-1. PEC Zwolle also had their moment but Lars Unnerstall made a reflex save to keep PSV in the game.
Bruma and Gakpo score second-half goals
Faber made one change at half-time, bringing on Bruma for Hendrix and the Portuguese winger was on target for PSV six minutes into the second half, tapping home a rebound from close range: 3-1. Gakpo added a fourth goal in the 72nd minute. A stunning solo effort saw the striker manage to evade four defenders on a mazy run before slotting home: 4-1. Following the 4-1 win, PSV climb to third place in the Eredivisie table, with 34 points from 18 games.