Eredivisie round-up: PSV beat Alkmaar to put pressure on top
Last Updated: 04/02/17 11:41pm
PSV Eindhoven kept the pressure up at the top of the Eredivisie with a 4-2 win at AZ Alkmaar on Saturday.
Jetro Willems gave Phillip Cocu's men an early lead with a neat turn and finish on 13 minutes, before the left-back added another after a surging run to put the visitors in control inside the opening quarter of an hour.
Fred Friday pulled a goal back for AZ, but Gaston Pereiro stabbed in a third for PSV just before the break.
AZ finished with 10 men after Stijn Wuyten was sent off for a second yellow card with 19 minutes left and PSV captain Luuk de Jong knocked in a fourth from close range on 80 minutes, with Friday netting a late consolation for the hosts.
PSV move level with second-placed Ajax, who are away to relegation battlers Roda on Sunday, live on Sky Sports 2 HD via the Red Button from 11.20am. Later, leaders Feyenoord travel to FC Twente, live on Sky Sports 4 HD from 1.20pm.
Bottom club Go Ahead Eagles secured a first Eredivisie victory since November 6 when they won 2-1 at NEC Nijmegen, finishing the match with 10 men.
Heracles Almelo won 3-1 at Willem II, and in Saturday's late kick-off Groningen and Excelsior draw 1-1 at Noordlease Stadion.