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Saint-Étienne 0-1 Nice

Valentin Eysseric scores for Nice v Saint-Etienne
Valentin Eysseric scored his first goal of the season to settle things at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard

Nice went three points clear at the top of Ligue 1 through Valentin Eysseric's winner against Saint-Etienne.

The French midfielder, who spent last season on loan at Saint-Etienne, produced a fine finish from the edge of the penalty area.

His goal took Nice three points clear of Monaco, who won 3-0 at Lorient on Friday, and Paris St-Germain, who beat Nantes 2-0 at home on Saturday.

And it condemned Saint-Etienne to a first home defeat in 10 games.

Line-ups

Saint-Étienne

  • 16Ruffier
  • 2Théophile-Catherine
  • 4LacroixBooked at 48mins
  • 24Perrin
  • 17SelnaesSubstituted forDaboat 82'minutes
  • 25Malcuit
  • 14Veretout
  • 11Saivet
  • 12M'BengueSubstituted forMonnet-Paquetat 69'minutes
  • 9RouxSubstituted forNordinat 82'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 23SøderlundBooked at 34mins

Substitutes

  • 3Polomat
  • 5Pajot
  • 7Dabo
  • 19Pogba
  • 22Monnet-Paquet
  • 30Moulin
  • 33Nordin

Nice

  • 30Cardinale
  • 21Ricardo Pereira
  • 31Costa Santos
  • 32Sarr
  • 29Chagas Estevao
  • 6SeriSubstituted forKozielloat 82'minutes
  • 25Cyprien
  • 18Walter
  • 13EyssericSubstituted forBodmerat 90'minutes
  • 14PléaSubstituted forDonisat 90+4'minutes
  • 5BelhandaBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Souquet
  • 22Donis
  • 24Bodmer
  • 26Koziello
  • 28Boscagli
  • 33Marcel
  • 40Benítez
Referee:
Frank Schneider
Attendance:
30,004

Match Stats

Home TeamSaint-ÉtienneAway TeamNice
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home8
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, St Etienne 0, Nice 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, St Etienne 0, Nice 1.

Booking

Younès Belhanda (Nice) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Younès Belhanda (Nice).

Kevin Malcuit (St Etienne) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Nice. Anastasios Donis replaces Alassane Pléa.

Booking

Arnaud Nordin (St Etienne) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Nice. Conceded by Stéphane Ruffier.

Attempt saved. Younès Belhanda (Nice) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Alassane Pléa.

Offside, Nice. Yoan Cardinale tries a through ball, but Younès Belhanda is caught offside.

Remi Walter (Nice) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Veretout (St Etienne).

Hand ball by Kévin Monnet-Paquet (St Etienne).

Substitution

Substitution, Nice. Mathieu Bodmer replaces Valentin Eysseric.

Foul by Valentin Eysseric (Nice).

Arnaud Nordin (St Etienne) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Loic Perrin (St Etienne) left footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, St Etienne. Conceded by Dalbert.

Corner, Nice. Conceded by Kevin Malcuit.

Attempt saved. Alassane Pléa (Nice) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Wylan Cyprien with a through ball.

Vincent Koziello (Nice) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Bryan Dabo (St Etienne).

Substitution

Substitution, St Etienne. Bryan Dabo replaces Ole Selnaes.

Substitution

Substitution, St Etienne. Arnaud Nordin replaces Nolan Roux.

Substitution

Substitution, Nice. Vincent Koziello replaces Jean Michael Seri.

Valentin Eysseric (Nice) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Loic Perrin (St Etienne).

Hand ball by Alassane Pléa (Nice).

Substitution

Substitution, St Etienne. Kévin Monnet-Paquet replaces Cheikh M'Bengue.

Attempt missed. Wylan Cyprien (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Younès Belhanda.

Attempt saved. Alassane Pléa (Nice) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Valentin Eysseric with a cross.

Remi Walter (Nice) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Veretout (St Etienne).

Attempt missed. Alassane Pléa (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Alassane Pléa (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Younès Belhanda.

Attempt missed. Kevin Malcuit (St Etienne) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Nolan Roux.

Foul by Ricardo Pereira (Nice).

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

Goal!

Goal! St Etienne 0, Nice 1. Valentin Eysseric (Nice) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Dalbert.

Offside, St Etienne. Stéphane Ruffier tries a through ball, but Alexander Søderlund is caught offside.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 20th November 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Nice1310212591632
2Monaco1392239152429
3PSG139222671929
4Lyon137152116522
5Guingamp136431813522
6Rennes136341417-321
7Bordeaux135531614220
8Toulouse135441712519
9Saint-Étienne134631411318
10Angers135351212018
11Marseille134541313017
12Metz135261322-917
13Montpellier133642027-715
14Dijon133551618-214
15Caen134181022-1213
16Bastia133371013-312
17Nantes13337918-912
18Nancy13337819-1112
19Lille133191019-910
20Lorient132110923-147
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