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PSV Eindhoven beats Heerenveen 4-1 to win 22nd Eredivisie title, first since 2008


THE HAGUE, Netherlands — PSV Eindhoven sealed its 22nd Eredivisie title and dethroned four-time defending champion Ajax when it beat SC Heernveen 4-1 on Saturday.

Luuk de Jong gave PSV a dream start by heading in a Luciano Narsingh cross in just the third minute. Memphis Depay double PSV's lead with a 20-meter free kick before Joey van den Berg pulled a goal back for Heerenveen just before the half hour.

De Jong restored PSV's two-goal cushion before halftime with another header, and PSV's fans began celebrating their title early in the second half. Narsingh completed the scoring shortly before fulltime.

The league title comes just over a year after coach Phillip Cocu was forced to take an extended break after having a benign tumor removed from his back.

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