PSV hammer NEC
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
PSV Eindhoven gained a crushing 4-1 victory over NEC Nijmegen.PSV Eindhoven stretched their lead at the top of De Eredivisie with a crushing 4-1 victory over struggling NEC Nijmegen.
The leaders have moved five points clear of nearest challengers AZ Alkmaar after putting on a convincing show at the Philips Stadion.
NEC were in trouble from the moment PSV took the lead on 21 minutes courtesy of South Korea international Park Ji-sung.
On the stroke of half time, PSV doubled their advantage when first half substitute DaMarcus Beasley found the back of the net.
The visitors briefly hinted at a revival ten minutes after the interval when Said Boutahar pulled a goal back.
But PSV were back in the ascendancy on 71 minutes when Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink scored and that goal was quickly added to by Andre Ooijer.
The triumph leaves PSV in a strong position at the summit, while NEC are still close to the relegation zone.
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PSV Eindhoven 4-1 NEC Nijmegen