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PSV continued their pre-season schedule with a 1-1 draw against Everton at Goodison Park. Huub Steven's team shared honours for the fourth consecutive time, following draws with VVV-Venlo, Sporting Lisbon and Newcastle United. Nordin Amrabat scored a superb opening goal after 33 minutes, but the hosts won a penalty five minutes from time. Mikel Arteta stepped up to coolly convert the spot kick.
Amrabat scored superb opener
PSV boss Huub Stevens made a number of changes from the side that drew 2-2 with Newcastle United in midweek. Väyrynen joined a midfield that also included Zonneveld and Van der Leegte, while Koevermans and Afellay started on the bench. Everton fielded two teenagers, Jack Rodwell, a 17-year-old versatile defender, who demonstrated his potential with a series of impressive performances during Everton's pre-season campaign, and Dan Gosling. Everton manager David Moyes also named several experienced players, including Tim Howard, captain Phil Neville, former Ajax midfielder Steven Pienaar and the Spaniard Mikel Arteta, who had a spell with Glasgow Rangers, in his starting line-up. The Australian Tim Cahill was ruled out of the game with injury and the Portuguese Nuno Valente was dropped to the bench. The first chance for the Toffees came in the second minute when Yakubu powered through and forced Isaksson into his first save of the match. The first half was rather even and uneventful. PSV created little of note in terms of goalmouth action and Everton lacked imagination and pace. The breakthrough did not arrive until the 27th minute, when Amrabat started a mazy run and cut inside the box. The young forward, who had opened his scoring account for PSV against Newcastle United at St. James' s Park in midweek, made space and rifled a fierce left-footed shot hard and true into the corner; 0-1. Amrabat's goal was the only highlight of a dull and dreary first half, although Rodwell had a chance when he brought out a save from Isaksson with a header.
Six substitutions all in all
Stevens made four changes at half time: he introduced Addo, Afellay, Dzsudzsák and Koevermans, withdrawing Maza, Väyrynen, Amrabat and Lazovic, respectively. Koef , who made his comeback following his recovery from a hamstring injury, had a golden opportunity to double PSV's advantage on the hour mark, but sent his effort narrowly wide of the post. Wuytens came on for Van der Leegte and Manco replaced Culina. With the youngsters Manco, Afellay and Wuytens showing their credentials, PSV produced an entertaining second-half performance, but the home side did not meet expectations. Everton clinched fifth place and UEFA Cup qualification last season, but as they let several players go, they can hardly be expected to repeat last season's fifth-place finish. The Evertonians had their first effort on target only fifteen minutes from time.
Arteta equaliser
won a penalty. Stijn Wuytens fouled Yobo Arteta coolly converted the resulting spot kick; 1-1. PSV, again, failed to keep a clean sheet on their fifth and final day of the training camp in England. They will fly home tonight. The players will have the Sunday off, but report back for training at De Herdgang on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, after which they jet off to Spain to play a friendly against Real Mallorca.
Match details:
Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool.
Attendance: 10, 000.

Goals: (33) Amrabat 0-1; (85, penalty) Arteta 1-1.

PSV line-up:
Isaksson, Salcido, RodrĂ­guez (46, Addo), Bréchet, Zonneveld, Simons, Van der Leegte (64, Wuytens), Väyrynen (46, Afellay), Culina (67, Manco), Amrabat (46, Dzsudzdsák) and Lazovic (46, Koevermans).
Substitutions: Cássio Ramos, Koevermans, Manco, Addo, Afellay, Dzsudzsák, Wuytens and Van Eijden.

Everton line-up:
Howard, Baines, Yobo, Jagielka, Arteta, Neville, Pienaar, Osman, Yakubu, Rodwell and Gosling.
Substitutions: Turner, Lescott, Nuno Valente, Jutkiewicz, Agard, Kissock, Baxter and Wallace.