Match ends, PEC Zwolle 1, PSV Eindhoven 3.
PSV Eindhoven snatched the Dutch league title from Ajax on a dramatic final day of the season.
The teams went into the last day level on points, with Ajax in control by virtue of having a six-goal advantage in goal difference.
But the Amsterdam side could only draw 1-1 with lowly De Graafschap to open the door to their rivals.
PSV took advantage, as two Luuk de Jong goals and one from Jurgen Locadia gave them a 3-1 win at PEC Zwolle.
Victory gave PSV, who like their title rivals lost just twice in the Eredivisie this season, their 23rd league title.
Frank de Boer was attempting to become the first Ajax coach to lead the club to five domestic titles, a 34th in total and a fifth in six seasons.
And things looked to be going to plan when Amin Younes gave Ajax a half-time lead.
But a superb strike from Bryan Smeets, only his second goal of the season, seemed to unnerve the visitors.
And De Graafschap, who finished second from bottom and will enter the relegation play-off, held out for the point that allowed Phillip Cocu's PSV to retain the title.
In scoring twice for the champions, captain De Jong became the first PSV player to score more than 25 league goals in a season since former Chelsea striker Mateja Kezman in 2002-03.
What they said
PSV Eindhoven coach Phillip Cocu: "My philosophy is always to remain positive, even if we weren't in the best situation.
"We only had a really slim chance, but a very slim chance is still a chance, isn't it?
"De Graafschap played a big role in our title today. We're grateful for that."
- 2van Polen
- 28LamBooked at 61mins
- 5van Hintum
- 14BramaSubstituted forHeblingat 80'minutes
- 19DekkerBooked at 39minsSubstituted forEl Hasnaouiat 62'minutesBooked at 72mins
- 11MenigSubstituted forEhizibueat 80'minutes
- 21El Hasnaoui
- 25de Jong
- 4AriasBooked at 39mins
- 15WillemsSubstituted forBrenetat 69'minutes
- 28van Ginkel
- 11NarsinghSubstituted forJozefzoonat 75'minutes
- 9de Jong
- Pol van Boekel
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, PEC Zwolle 1, PSV Eindhoven 3.
Attempt missed. Andrés Guardado (PSV Eindhoven) left footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left. Assisted by Florian Jozefzoon.
Attempt saved. Marco van Ginkel (PSV Eindhoven) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jürgen Locadia.
Corner, PEC Zwolle. Conceded by Héctor Moreno.
Andrés Guardado (PSV Eindhoven) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Abdelmalek El Hasnaoui (PEC Zwolle).
Hand ball by Thomas Lam (PEC Zwolle).
Attempt blocked. Lars Veldwijk (PEC Zwolle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Thomas Lam.
Attempt blocked. Bram van Polen (PEC Zwolle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, PEC Zwolle. Conceded by Jeffrey Bruma.
Substitution, PEC Zwolle. Kingsley Ehizibue replaces Queensy Menig.
Substitution, PEC Zwolle. Gustavo Hebling replaces Wout Brama.
Offside, PSV Eindhoven. Davy Pröpper tries a through ball, but Héctor Moreno is caught offside.
Florian Jozefzoon (PSV Eindhoven) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Thomas Lam (PEC Zwolle).
Attempt missed. Santiago Arias (PSV Eindhoven) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Florian Jozefzoon.
Substitution, PSV Eindhoven. Florian Jozefzoon replaces Luciano Narsingh.
Abdelmalek El Hasnaoui (PEC Zwolle) is shown the yellow card.
Luuk de Jong (PSV Eindhoven) wins a free kick in the defensive half.