PSV closes in on Dutch title as Ajax beats De Graafschap

7th April 2008, Comments 0 comments

Klaas Jan Huntelaar scored a first-half hat trick in Ajax's 4-1 defeat of De Graafschap on Sunday.

7 April 2008

AMSTERDAM - Klaas Jan Huntelaar scored a first-half hat trick in Ajax's 4-1 defeat of De Graafschap on Sunday, and PSV Eindhoven moved closer to the Dutch league title with a 2-0 win at Heracles Almelo.

With just two games remaining, PSV still leads Ajax by 5 points in its bid for a fourth straight title.

Huntelaar has a league-leading 32 goals this season, increasing speculation he will move abroad next season.

PSV came under heavy pressure in the opening minutes from Heracles, who had a goal disallowed for offside.

Timmy Simons scored for PSV in the 12th with a long-range shot and Heracles rarely threatened the tight defence afterward. Jefferson Farfan scored the second goal with a free kick in the 80th.

In the next round PSV hosts FC Twente, which beat Excelsior 1-0 on Saturday and has climbed into fourth place with 58 points after a six-game winning streak.

[AP / Expatica]

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