PSV thrashes Heracles at the Polman Stadion

Updated: January 26, 2013

PSV Eindhoven moved back into first
place in the Dutch Eredivisie on Saturday, thrashing Heracles 5-1 at the
Polman Stadion.

The visitors were two goals up by halftime as Tim Matavz and Jeremain Lens
scored in the 23rd and 35th minutes, respectively.

Everton Ramos da Silva pulled one back for Heracles in the 62nd minute, but it
was negated by PSV’s treble in the span of 10 minutes.

Georgino Wijnaldum restored PSV’s two-goal advantage in the 66th minute before
Dries Mertens extended the club’s lead in the 72nd minute. Wijnaldum put the
icing on the cake four minutes later to seal his brace and cap a potent
offensive output for the Eredivisie-leaders.

PSV improves to 43 points to move two points clear of second-place Twente,
which can reclaim its position at the summit of Holland’s top flight with a
win at Feyenoord on Sunday.

Elsewhere on Saturday, NAC thrashed RKC Waalwijk 4-0 at the Mandemakers
Stadion with all four goals coming in the second half. Danny Verbeek gave the
visitors the edge before Jordy Buijs, Alex Schalk and Eric Botteghin put the
result beyond any doubt.

Also on Saturday, Den Haag played to a dramatic 2-2 draw with Roda at the
Kyocera Stadion as Mark Jan Fledderus equalized for visiting Roda in the 88th
minute, while Denni Avdic bagged an equalizer six minutes from time to see
Zwolle earn a point in a 1-1 draw with Heerenveen.