‘Ridiculous’ red riles Rutten

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.