‘Ridiculous’ red riles Rutten

Fred Rutten is fuming over Orlando Engelaar’s red card against Feyenoord, fearing the decision may cost PSV Eindhoven the Eredivisie title.

Midfielder Engelaar was sent off by referee Bjorn Kuipers early in the second half for what was deemed to be a dangerous tackle on Luc Castaignos.

PSV were trailing to a Georginio Wijnaldum goal at this point, and although Ola Toivonen equalised, Feyenoord made their man advantage count with further strikes from Wijnaldum and Castaignos.

The result saw PSV slip to third in the table behind Ajax, who were convincing winners over Excelsior, and with three points to make up on leaders FC Twente with two matches remaining.

Rutten was unable to hide his frustration over the result and the sending off.

"This hurts," he said. "We played a poor first half, Feyenoord had the better team.

"After the break, we looked more like ourselves and had greater control but then came the turning point with the red card.

"It was a ridiculous red card. There was really nothing wrong at all. Orlando was playing the ball. The television replays show that. Then, theatrics from the opponent and the referee takes out the red card.

"And it was a huge card in terms of the final result, it could certainly have cost us the title.

"We’ve all failed though, including me. The flair was missing, this is very disappointing."

PSV are at home to Vitesse Arnhem on Sunday before rounding off their campaign at FC Groningen on May 15.