Eredivisie: Luuk de Jong hat-trick fires PSV Eindhoven 10 points clear
Last Updated: 03/02/18 10:00pm
Luuk de Jong scored a hat-trick as PSV Eindhoven moved 10 points clear at the top of the Eredivisie with a 4-0 thrashing of 10-man PEC Zwolle on Saturday.
Visiting goalkeeper Mickey van der Hart was sent off shortly before half-time after charging out of his area and clattering into the onrushing Hirving Lozano.
The home side quickly made their extra man count as De Jong opened the scoring in first-half injury time, with the 27-year-old converting from close range twice in seven second-half minutes to seal a comfortable win.
Joshua Brenet completed the rout in the 78th minute as PSV moved 10 points clear of Ajax at the top of the table.
Elsewhere, Daniel Hoegh's 66th-minute goal was enough for Heerenveen to beat FC Twente 1-0 and see the visitors drop to 16th in the table.
And Heracles Almelo and ADO Den Haag had to settle for a point apiece as Reuven Niemeijer's 54th-minute strike cancelled out an early opener from Bjorn Maars for the visitors.