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  • January 22, 2012
  • • 15:30
  • • Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht
  • Referee: R. Liesveld
  • • Attendance: 20347

Utrecht 1-1 PSV: Ola Toivonen salvages draw for Eindhoven giants

Utrecht 1-1 PSV: Ola Toivonen salvages draw for Eindhoven giants


The home side somewhat surprisingly opened the scoring after the interval, but the Sweden international rescued a point for the Boeren

PSV were held to a 1-1 away draw by Utrecht in Sunday's Eredivisie encounter at the Galgenwaard.

Stefano Lilipaly gifted the hosts the lead against the run of play in the second half, before Ola Toivonen levelled the scoring after a corner kick.

Utrecht started the match the better side of the two, and Edouard Duplan got a chance to make it 1-0 after going past Jethro Willems. However, the winger aimed high and wide from a dangerous position.

PSV then took over the initiative and looked dangerous on a number of occasions via Dries Mertens and Tim Matavz, without creating any big chances.

The home side opened the scoring after 66 minutes of play. Poor communication between Andreas Isaksson and Marcelo gifted Lilipaly a big chance, and the youngster found the net with a low shot in the far corner.

Nevertheless, the guests restored parity shortly after via Toivonen. The Utrecht defence failed to clear a corner kick, and the attacking midfielder hammered home from close range to make it 1-1.

PSV remain second in the league table following this weekend's results with 38 points from 18 games.

Utrecht are the Eredivisie's number 14 with 18 points from as many games.