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Jürgen Locadia fires PSV to 1-0 win over Ajax

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PSV have recorded their first home win over Ajax since 2013, thanks to a goal from Locadia. The Philips Stadion erupted when his superb free kick curled up over the wall and into the top corner.









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Honour, prestige, pride are invariably at stake when PSV host Ajax. PSV’s title dreams were over but the loyal fans in the East Stand had a message that the players could not possibly misunderstand.

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PSV head coach Phillip Cocu handed a start to Steven Bergwijn and Bart Ramselaar to add strength and venom to the team. PSV dominated the early opening exchanges but could not create any clear-cut chances.

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PSV won a free kick in a promising position, some 25 yards out, following a foul by Matthijs de Ligt on Steven Bergwijn on 25 minutes. Jürgen Locadia stepped up to take it.

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Ajax goalkeeper André Onana was left without a chance as his superb free-kick curled up and over the wall, and into the top left corner. The Philips Stadium erupted as PSV had taken the lead: 1-0.

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PSV looked to threaten on the counter attack after the break. They had chances to double the lead but the final pass was lacking.

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Ajax enjoyed the bulk of possession but failed to create any chances of note. Both teams battled hard in a physical and tough game and committed a lot of fouls.

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Jürgen Locadia and Joshua Brenet had great goal scoring opportunities in the closing stages but failed to take them.

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PSV held on for a 1-0 win, closing the gap on second-placed Ajax to three points. Ajax have 75 points from 32 games, PSV have 72 points.

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