PSV Eindhoven’s quest for a new Eredivisie record was thwarted as they settled for a 1-1 draw against Utrecht, ending their hopes of breaking their own record for consecutive wins. Despite an early goal from Johan Bakayoko, PSV could not secure the victory, and Othman Boussaid’s equalizer for Utrecht denied them the chance to set a new milestone.
PSV, aiming to surpass their 17-game winning streak from the 1987-88 season, took the lead in the seventh minute when Sergino Dest’s cross found the head of Johan Bakayoko. However, Utrecht, also on an unbeaten run, responded strongly in the second half.
Utrecht’s Hidde ter Avest hit the crossbar with a header, and Boussaid capitalized on a low cross from Sam Lammers to level the score after 53 minutes. Despite Utrecht’s spirited performance, PSV had a late chance as Hirving Lozano hit the crossbar, but the league leaders couldn’t secure the win.
The draw means PSV matches their own record but falls short of breaking it. The 1987-88 season saw a similar draw end their previous streak. PSV coach Peter Bosz acknowledged Utrecht’s excellent performance and expressed disappointment at falling short of a new record.
With Feyenoord winning 2-1 against Vitesse, PSV’s lead at the top has been reduced to 10 points. The league leaders will face Feyenoord in the KNVB Beker on Wednesday, while Utrecht, already out of the cup, prepares for the next league clash against Excelsior on Saturday.