PSV eases past Utrecht

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Utrecht, Netherlands ( - Memphis Depay and Adam Maher each scored a pair of goals on Sunday as PSV Eindhoven cruised to a comfortable 5-1 thrashing of nine-man FC Utrecht at the Stadion Galgenwaard.

PSV got off the mark quickly as Maher opened the scoring just three minutes in and Depay struck for his first goal of the day 10 minutes later.

Utrecht's Steve De Ridder missed a penalty kick and Jurgen Locadia made it 3-0 for PSV in the 30th minute. Three minutes later Depay converted a penalty kick for a four-goal margin at the break.

In the second half, Utrecht fell apart quickly as De Ridder was sent off in the 69th minute, reducing the hosts to 10 men. Davy Bulthuis pulled one back for the home side in the 73rd minute, but was then sent off in stoppage time, allowing Maher to complete his double.

Elsewhere in the Eredivisie on Sunday, Davy Klaassen's stoppage-time tally sent Ajax to a 2-1 victory over 10-man Cambuur, while Graziano Pelle scored inside the first 10 minutes to hand Feyenoord a 1-0 result over FC Groningen.

Brian Linssen and Oussama Tannane scored on each side of the intermission to guide Heracles to a 2-0 victory over AZ Alkmaar. Finally, Lucas Piazon bagged a brace as league-leaders Vitesse hung on for a 3-2 victory over NAC.