Dutch Eredivisie
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Ajax 1-0 PSV

Ajax's Kolbeinn Sigthorsson

Kolbeinn Sigthorsson scored a second-half winner as Ajax defeated struggling PSV Eindhoven to remain top of the Dutch Eredivisie on goal difference.

The Iceland striker scored the only goal of the game in the 64th minute when he headed in a cross from Denmark midfielder Lasse Schoene.

Ajax now have 40 points after 19 games, along with second-placed Vitesse Arnhem, who won 2-1 at Zwolle.

Twenty-one time champions PSV are in eighth, 14 points behind the leaders.

They have not finished outside the top three since the 2008-09 season.

PSV were better than Ajax in the first half of the match, with striker Jurgen Locadia guilty of missing two good chances, before the Amsterdam club fought back after the break and notched their 12th win of the season thanks to Sigthorsson's effort.

Line-ups

Ajax

  • 22Cillessen
  • 2van Rhijn
  • 15Boilesen
  • 17Blind
  • 12Veltman
  • 4Moisander
  • 18Klaassen
  • 25SereroSubstituted forPoulsenat 86'minutes
  • 9SigthorssonSubstituted forHoesenat 76'minutes
  • 20Schöne
  • 7Fischer

Substitutes

  • 1Vermeer
  • 5Poulsen
  • 8Duarte
  • 11Krkic
  • 23Hoesen
  • 24Denswil
  • 42Riedewald

PSV Eindhoven

  • 21Zoet
  • 13Arias
  • 15Willems
  • 33ParkSubstituted forHiljemarkat 83'minutes
  • 5Bruma
  • 3Rekik
  • 6MaherSubstituted forBakkaliat 86'minutes
  • 8Schaars
  • 11Locadia
  • 23RuizSubstituted forNarsinghat 75'minutes
  • 22Depay

Substitutes

  • 1Tyton
  • 2Jørgensen
  • 17Narsingh
  • 19Bakkali
  • 26Brenet
  • 27Hiljemark
  • 29Hendrix
Referee:
Bjorn Kuipers
Attendance:
51,396

Match Stats

Home TeamAjaxAway TeamPSV Eindhoven
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away6