PSV Eindhoven stunned Ajax with a second-half goal blitz as they routed the defending champions 4-0 on Sunday to climb to the top of the Eredivisie standings.

After a goalless opening period, PSV ran riot during a 15-minute spell after the break when they scored four times without reply to end a run of six competitive matches without a win in emphatic fashion.

Tim Matavz opened the floodgates in the 53rd minute following a mistake by Ajax keeper Kenneth Vermeer and then Jetro Willems (61), Oscar Hiljemark (64) and Park Ji-sung (68) struck in rapid succession to finish off the visitors, who also lost by four goals to nil to Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday.