PSV Eindhoven's celebrate winning the Dutch Eredivisie championship football match against Ajax Amsterdam at the Philips Stadion in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Eindhoven won the match 3-0. AFP

THE HAGUE: Goals by Gaston Pereiro, Luuk de Jong and Steven Bergwijn steered PSV Eindhoven to a 24th Dutch league title on Sunday after a 3-0 whitewash of nine-man Ajax.

Ajax travelled to the Philips Stadion with the formidable task of delaying their hosts’ march to a third title in four seasons.

But PSV were in firm control by the time Pereiro broke the deadlock on 24 minutes and were in the comfort zone when De Jong doubled their advantage seven minutes before half-time.


PSV player Steven Bergwijn celebrate with teammates the 3-0 win against Ajax in the Philips Stadion stadium in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. EPA-EFF

Bergwijn’s third for PSV on 54 minutes effectively wrapped up the title with three games to spare, Ajax finishing with nine men after both Nicolas Tagliafico (80) and Siem de Jong (83) were sent off in the closing minutes.


PSV Eindhoven's fans celebrate their team's win of the Dutch Eredivisie championship after the football match against Ajax Amsterdam at the Philips Stadion in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. AFP

Ajax sit 10 points behind PSV and must now focus on keeping AZ Alkmaar, now just five points behind, from nicking in to snatch second place.--AFP

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