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  • December 4, 2011
  • • 6:30 AM
  • • Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam
  • Referee: B. Kuipers
  • • Attendance: 46000
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Feyenoord 2-0 PSV: Hosts claim vital three points with win over rivals

Feyenoord 2-0 PSV: Hosts claim vital three points with win over rivals

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Goals either side of halftime from Sekou Cisse and Ruben Schaken were enough to secure the points for the home side

Feyenoord recorded a 2-0 win over PSV at De Kuip in Sunday’s Eredivisie clash to bring Fred Rutten’s side’s 13-game unbeaten run to an end.

Sekou Cisse put Feyenoord ahead in the first half before Ruben Schaken killed the game off with a goal early in the second period. The visitors created several chances as they looked for a way back into the match but Ronald Koeman’s men held on and took the three points.

The visitors’ first goalscoring opportunity came in 17 minutes when Dries Mertens broke forward with the ball and sent Georginio Wijnaldum through on goal with a lovely pass but the former Feyenoord player’s shot was tipped over by Erwin Mulder.

PSV had another chance to take the lead when Tim Matavz gathered Timothy Derijck’s pass inside the box. The Slovenian striker turned and shot at goal but failed to test the keeper who gathered it with ease.

Feyenoord took the lead five minutes before half time through Cisse. The Ivorian cut out a poor pass from Ola Toivonen and nodded it onto John Guidetti. The striker then released the 26-year-old through on goal and he slotted through the legs of Andreas Isaksson with his first touch to put his side ahead at the break.

The hosts extended their lead five minutes into the second half when Schaken chased a long pass down to the corner and forced 17-year-old Jetro Willems off of the ball. The winger cut in and drove towards goal and was able to knock it past Isaksson to make it 2-0.

Center back Wilfred Bouma almost pulled one back for Fred Rutten’s side as he met a Mertens corner at the front post with a header which beat Mulder but Karim El Ahmadi cleared it off the line.

Willems soon came to PSV’s rescue in preventing a third goal when Schaken ran onto a Guidetti pass down the right-wing and tapped it goalbound past the encroaching Isaksson but the youngster rushed back and cleared the danger as the home side had to settle for a 2-0 win.

The victory pulls fifth placed Feyenoord level on points with arch rivals Ajax and within four points of PSV who is currently second.

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