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PSV Secures Premier League International Cup with 3-1 Win over Crystal Palace

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PSV overcame a spirited Crystal Palace side to win 3 – 1 after extra time at Selhurst Park, clinching their first-ever international title at Under-21 level.

Dante Sealy put the Dutch side ahead in the 34th minute, and then Scott Banks responded for Palace shortly before the break with a brilliant finish outside the box. Then after extra time, goals from Jason van Duiven and Simon Colyn sealed the Premier League International Cup for Adil Ramzi’s side.

How it happened?

Crystal Palace had the first real chance of the game in the 9th minute as Scott Bank’s free-kick just went wide of the PSV goal.

Crystal Palace dominated most of the ball without causing PSV too many problems. The Dutch opponents were happy to absorb Palace’s pressure as they tried to hit them on the counter.

PSV’s first chance on goal came in the 27th minute as Jenson Seelt had an effort from long-range that went well over Palace’s goal.

PSV took the lead in the cup final for the first time, which was scored by Dante Sealy. Mohamed Nassoh delivered a cross into the box, and the ball fell to Sealy, whose shot deflected into the net past Goodman to give the Dutch side the lead in the 34th minute.

Darren Powell’s side didn’t take long to get their equaliser just before halftime. Scott Bank’s curled a beautiful curling shot into the top left corner with his left foot to draw Crystal Palace level after winning the ball back for his side in PSV’s half.

PSV had to make an early change before half time as Jenson Seelt suffered an injury from a defensive challenge. 

The second half started similarly to the first half, as Crystal Palace had more possession without penetration, and PSV were happy to stay compact.

PSV winger Isaac Babadi drove at the Crystal Palace defence and took on a shot which didn’t test Palace keeper Owen Goodman.

Crystal Palace had a chance in the 70th minute as there was a scramble inside the PSV box. Jesurun Rak-Sakyi tried to get his shot away, but Fedde Leysen blocked it.

The match became feisty as both teams tried to go all out for a winner. Scott Banks had an effort from a free kick which he curled just wide of Nick Schiks’s goal.

At the end of the 90, both teams couldn’t find a winner, and the cup final went into extra time. Early into the first half of extra time, PSV captain Mathijs Tielemans hit the bar with a volley from a half-cleared corner. 

In the 95th minute, Owen Goodman had to push away a deflected shot for a corner to keep his side alive in this cup final.

Adil Ramzi’s side dominated more of the ball from the first minute of extra time, forcing Crystal Palace to defend deep in their half.

The Dutch side restored their lead in the 99th minute to make it 2 – 1, which Jason van Duiven converted. Mohamed Nassoh delivered a low cross into the box for van Duiven to tap in past Goodman.

The second half of extra time commenced, and Schiks had to pull off a fantastic save to deny Killian Phillips from close range.

Adil Ramzi’s side managed this half of extra time defending incredibly well to deny Crystal Palace from equalising again.

Simon Colyn sealed the win for PSV deep into additional time. The midfielder curled a fantastic free-kick past Goodman’s bottom right corner to seal the win for his side.

Victory for PSV sees them win their first-ever Premier League International title. Meanwhile, it wasn’t to be for Darren Powell’s side, but they can be proud of their fantastic run in their first-ever season competing in the Premier League International Cup. 

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