French Ligue 1
Lyon2Saint-Étienne2

Lyon 2-2 St Etienne

Clinton N'Jie
Cameroon international Clinton N'Jie scored for Lyon in Ligue 1

Lyon overcame the first-half dismissal of defender Lindsay Rose to draw with St Etienne and replace Paris-St Germain at the top of Ligue 1.

The home side went ahead in the Rhone Valley derby when Clinton N'Jie fired in but Rose was then sent off for handball and ex-Leeds winger Max Gradel levelled from the penalty spot.

Romain Hamouma raced through to put St Etienne 2-1 up just before the break.

But a near-post header from Christophe Jallet put Lyon top on goal difference.

However, defending champions PSG, who won 3-1 at Nice on Saturday, have the benefit of a game in hand on the leaders.

Line-ups

Lyon

  • 1LopesBooked at 53mins
  • 13Jallet
  • 22RoseBooked at 29mins
  • 23Umtiti
  • 3Bedimo
  • 21Gonalons
  • 12FerriSubstituted forGrenierat 70'minutes
  • 24TolissoBooked at 3mins
  • 18FekirSubstituted forYattaraat 79'minutes
  • 20N'JieSubstituted forGhezzalat 87'minutes
  • 10Lacazette

Substitutes

  • 2Zeffane
  • 4Koné
  • 7Grenier
  • 11Ghezzal
  • 17Malbranque
  • 19Yattara
  • 30Gorgelin

Saint-Étienne

  • 16Ruffier
  • 29Clerc
  • 23BaysseSubstituted forHamoumaat 28'minutes
  • 24Perrin
  • 2Théophile-Catherine
  • 27TabanouBooked at 66mins
  • 14N'GuémoSubstituted forDiomandeat 72'minutes
  • 6ClémentBooked at 61mins
  • 8CorgnetBooked at 80minsSubstituted forMonnet-Paquetat 83'minutes
  • 9ErdingBooked at 9mins
  • 7GradelBooked at 52mins

Substitutes

  • 11Mollo
  • 13van Wolfswinkel
  • 20Brison
  • 21Hamouma
  • 22Monnet-Paquet
  • 28Diomande
  • 30Moulin
Referee:
Said Ennjimi
Attendance:
37,715

Match Stats

Home TeamLyonAway TeamSaint-Étienne
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home21
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away22

Live Text

Match ends, Lyon 2, St Etienne 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lyon 2, St Etienne 2.

Mohamed Yattara (Lyon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Loic Perrin (St Etienne).

Foul by Rachid Ghezzal (Lyon).

Kévin Monnet-Paquet (St Etienne) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Clément Grenier.

Attempt missed. Mohamed Yattara (Lyon) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corentin Tolisso (Lyon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Romain Hamouma (St Etienne).

Foul by Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon).

Ismael Diomande (St Etienne) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Lyon. Rachid Ghezzal replaces Clinton N'Jie.

Samuel Umtiti (Lyon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kévin Monnet-Paquet (St Etienne).

Clément Grenier (Lyon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ismael Diomande (St Etienne).

Attempt blocked. Max Gradel (St Etienne) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, St Etienne. Kévin Monnet-Paquet replaces Benjamin Corgnet.

Foul by Clément Grenier (Lyon).

Benjamin Corgnet (St Etienne) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Clément Grenier (Lyon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Benjamin Corgnet (St Etienne) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Henri Bedimo (Lyon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Benjamin Corgnet (St Etienne).

Substitution

Substitution, Lyon. Mohamed Yattara replaces Nabil Fekir.

Nabil Fekir (Lyon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Benjamin Corgnet (St Etienne).

Corner, St Etienne. Conceded by Anthony Lopes.

Attempt saved. Romain Hamouma (St Etienne) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Max Gradel.

Substitution

Substitution, St Etienne. Ismael Diomande replaces Landry N'Guémo.

Foul by Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon).

Loic Perrin (St Etienne) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Lyon. Conceded by Mevlut Erding.

Corner, Lyon. Conceded by Loic Perrin.

Corner, Lyon. Conceded by Francois Clerc.

Substitution

Substitution, Lyon. Clément Grenier replaces Jordan Ferri.

Booking

Franck Tabanou (St Etienne) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nabil Fekir (Lyon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Franck Tabanou (St Etienne).

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Sunday 19th April 2015

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