PSV earned three valuable points in their first home game of the season after they snatched a late 2-1 victory over FC Emmen. Noni Madueke opened the scoring for PSV in the 21st minute, but PSV keeper Yvon Mvogo scored a bizarre own goal with six minutes remaining. Substitute Maxi Romero headed home the winner at the death.
Madueke opens scoring
Roger Schmidt has put across his football philosophy to his players. They started to press high on the pitch, winning balls in a few seconds. PSV were the better side and Ihattaren had a vicious shot saved. Noni Madueke opened the scoring for PSV in the 21st minute. Following some neat link-up play between Malen, Dumfries, Ihattaren and Gakpo, left back Max sent in an inviting low cross that the 18-year-old striker tapped home from close range at the far post: 1-0. PSV enjoyed the bulk of possession but could not create clear-cut opportunities in the first half.
Mvogo scores a bizarre own goal – Romero nets winner
The second half continued in the same vein with PSV dominating possession but struggling to break down a determined FC Emmen side. Bruma and Mauro came off the bench to replace Madueke and Ihattaren in the 61st minute. FC Emmen felt they had nothing to lose and started to press higher on the pitch and PSV keeper Mvogo was forced to make a reflex save to deny Bijl. The visitors threw men forward and Bijl’s cross did not get a clean touch from Harding. It was all square again with six minutes remaining, following a goalkeeper’s howler. Phillip Max played the ball back to the Swiss keeper who miskicked his shot and could only watch as the ball rolled over the line: 1-1. PSV desperately wanted to regain the lead in the closing stages, kept on fighting and created plenty of chances. Substitute Maxi Romero became the hero when he headed home Philipp Max’s cross in the fourth minute of added time: 2-1.