The debut of former Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul has been ruined with the 4-2 loss to PSV Eindoven on Saturday.
Krul moved to the Dutch side AZ Alkmaar after his spell at Ajax was terminated. He agreed a loan deal with his new club but the 28-year old had a poor outing on his debut as visitors PSV netted four times.
Jetro Willems opened the scoring in the first 15 minutes of the clash and soon added another. Gaston Pereiro returned the two goal lead after Fred Friday pulled one back for the host side.
Alkmaar’s problems was increased when Stjin Wuyten was given the marching orders after two previous warnings. PSV maintained the pressure, with the skipper Luuk de Jong completing the 4-0 rout in the 80th minute. Friday got a consolation for the hosts as he grabbed his brace in the final minutes of the game.
The result saw PSV move to the second spot, joining Ajax.
Krul moved back to his home country as he recovered from a cruciate ligament injury and Newcastle were relegated to the Championships. He played over 180 games in all competitions for the Magpies. The former Den Haag keeper was happy to get a chance to play for a top-tier team in the Dutch Eredivisie. His search for first team football took him to Alkmaar but his debut was a nightmare in his first competitive action in 16 months. Nothing is known about his intentions at the end of this year. However, how he fares in the six months would determine.