Ajax beats league leader PSV Eindhoven 3-1 to cut deficit to 11 points


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AMSTERDAM — Defending champion Ajax handed PSV its first home defeat of the season Sunday, beating the league leader 3-1 to cut the Eindhoven club's advantage at the top of the Eredivisie to 11 points.

Ricardo Kishna, Lasse Schone and Anwar El Ghazi scored for Ajax, while Luuk de Jong scored his 15th goal of the campaign for PSV.

Kishna converted a cross by El Ghazi on the half hour to give Ajax the lead against the run of play in Eindhoven. De Jong equalized in the 77th before Schone's deflected 83rd-minute free kick restored Ajax's lead and El Ghazi's stoppage time goal sealed the three points.

Ajax coach Frank de Boer, who has led his team to four successive league titles, said he doesn't expect to make it five in a row even after the victory.

"I don't expect PSV, with an 11-point lead, to have any problems," he said.

Feyenoord missed a chance to close in on Ajax when it was held to a goalless draw at FC Utrecht earlier Sunday.

AZ Alkmaar went third by beating Willem II Tilburg 2-0 on Saturday.

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