Feyenoord close gap at top after PSV drop points for first time this season

PSV Eindhoven’s 17-game winning run in the Eredivisie was brought to an end after a 1-1 draw away to FC Utrecht.

The league leaders were looking to break their own record of 17 consecutive wins to start the league season, previously set in 1987-88 when Guus Hiddink guided the club to a famous treble.

However, the current PSV side had to settle for equaling their record, after a draw with strugglers Utrecht.

The record was in sight when Johan Bakayoko nodded in from Sergino Dest’s cross in the seventh minute at Stadion Galgenwaard.

Rangers loanee Sam Lammers provided the assist for Othmane Boussaid to help the hosts level the game early in the second half.

The draw extended PSV’s lead at the top of the Eredivisie to 13 points, but second-placed Feyenoord had the chance to close the gap, as they kicked off away to rock bottom Vitesse Arnhem shortly afterwards.

The Rotterdam side dominated the first half and took a deserved lead when Lutsharel Geertruida put them ahead in the 22nd minute.

Despite bossing possession, Feyenoord struggled to find a second goal, and Vitesse punished them with an equaliser through Amine Boutrah in the 76th minute.

The visitors quickly got the lead back though, when substitute Ondrej Lingr bagged what proved to be the winner in the 83rd minute.

Crowd trouble meant that the game was suspended temporarily, before the two teams resumed action and Feyenoord held on for an important three points.

The defending champions are now 10 points behind the runaway leaders from Eindhoven, but with PSV dropping points for the first time this year, Feyenoord will be looking to pounce on any further slip-ups.