VVV hit back to draw PSV
Three goals in six second-half minutes set VVV Venlo on their way to an impressive 3-3 draw with Eredivisie title hopefuls PSV Eindhoven.
However, VVV were unable to retain their advantage until the final whistle, with Wilfred Bouma's equaliser 14 minutes from time ensuring the hosts, who ended the game with ten men after Marcel Meeuwis saw red for a reckless challenge on 83 minutes, remain winless and inside the relegation zone.
The visitors went ahead through a sweet strike by Toivonen on 11 minutes, the Swede receiving the ball from Mertens on the right before drilling the ball low past Dennis Gentenaar.
PSV doubled their lead on 34 minutes courtesy of a lapse in the VVV backline. De Regt was guilty of failing to clear his lines and when the ball fell to Mertens he had a simple task to tuck the ball home.
Any thoughts of PSV having the game won by the interval were shattered on 48 minutes when VVV pulled one back when Barry Maguire's free-kick was nodded home by De Regt.
Four minutes later Nigerian youngster Nwofor pulled the hosts level when he collected Gentenaar's long kick downfield and showed great technique to fire a half volley into the top-right corner from distance.
The equaliser was a great goal, but the strike that put VVV ahead two minutes later was even better, Meeuwis crossing from the right for Yoshida to convert with a flying bicycle kick. Yet there was still time for PSV to come back, and they did so on 76 minutes when Toivonen's corner was bundled over the line by Bouma.
PSV pushed for a winner in the time that remained, never more so than after the late dismissal of Meeuwis, but in the end the visitors had to settle for a point that leaves them fifth in the standings, three points behind leaders Ajax.