Lewis Ambrose

Incredible goal-line technology call decides crucial Eredivisie game

When you haven't won the league title in 18 years, the last thing you want is to have your destiny taken out of your own hands

By Lewis Ambrose

Chasing their first Eredivisie title since 1999, Feyenoord can thank goal-line technology for awarding their late winner against rivals PSV Eindhoven on Sunday.

Feyenoord have enjoyed a terrific season so far under Giovanni van Bronckhorst, winning 19 of their 23 league fixtures and their last nine in a row heading into Sunday’s clash.

PSV and Ajax just eight and five points behind the league leaders respectively before the weekend, both viewing PSV’s game in Rotterdam as one of the few possibilities remaining to make ground up.

However, they were denied by the finest of margins.

The 82nd minute winner was awarded to Jan-Arie van der Heijden to sent Feyenoord closer to an historic league title.

Jens Toornstra’s opener had been cancelled out by Gastón Pereira but PSV are now 11 points behind with just 10 games to play.

Ajax play Heracles later on Sunday afternoon and will have to continue their six-game winning streak to keep the pressure on their fierce rivals from Rotterdam.

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