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Caen 0-1 Monaco: Radamel Falcao free-kick gives Thierry Henry first win as boss

Radamel Falcao
Colombia forward Radamel Falcao registered his fifth goal of the campaign

Thierry Henry has finally claimed his first victory as Monaco boss, thanks to Radamel Falcao's second half free-kick at fellow Ligue 1 strugglers Caen.

The 2017 champions had not won since 11 August and had drawn two and lost four since Henry took over six weeks ago.

While the win did not lift the principality side out of the relegation zone, it did relieve some pressure on the Arsenal and France legend.

Monaco stay 19th but move to within two points of Caen and safety.

Henry, who had been Belgium's assistant manager, replaced the sacked Leonardo Jardim in mid-October with the club third from bottom.

But since his arrival, they have been knocked out of the Champions League and been short of confidence, good fortune and results.

However, Colombia forward Falcao registered his fifth goal of the campaign with a superb 20-yard free-kick to suggest he may be returning to form after a goal drought of nearly two months.

And Henry's side got the benefit of a VAR decision in added on time, when Caen winger Malik Tchokounte's effort was disallowed for an offside against Paul Baysse. That ensured a first clean sheet for Monaco since August, as well as a first win since the opening weekend.

Line-ups

Caen

  • 30Samba
  • 14Gradit
  • 2BaysseBooked at 52mins
  • 24Djiku
  • 3Armougom
  • 17DeminguetSubstituted forKhaouiat 62'minutes
  • 6Oniangué
  • 10Fajr
  • 11NingaBooked at 39minsSubstituted forJosephat 57'minutes
  • 19Tchokounte
  • 12BeauvueSubstituted forBammouat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Zelazny
  • 4Diomande
  • 5Sankoh
  • 7Khaoui
  • 8Peeters
  • 18Bammou
  • 33Joseph

Monaco

  • 16Benaglio
  • 18Pierre GabrielBooked at 90mins
  • 5Jemerson
  • 32Badiashile Mukinayi
  • 39Henrichs
  • 8Tielemans
  • 15Aït BennasserBooked at 90mins
  • 17GolovinBooked at 77mins
  • 36DiopSubstituted forTuncará Gomesat 59'minutes
  • 20ChadliSubstituted forGrandsirat 76'minutes
  • 9FalcaoSubstituted forSyllaat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 28Tuncará Gomes
  • 29Grandsir
  • 34Sylla
  • 35Isidor
  • 37Panzo
  • 40Badiashile
  • 42Massengo
Referee:
Thomas Leonard
Attendance:
15,013

Match Stats

Home TeamCaenAway TeamMonaco
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away20

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Caen 0, Monaco 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Caen 0, Monaco 1.

  3. Post update

    Benjamin Henrichs (Monaco) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Paul Baysse (Caen).

  5. Booking

    Youssef Aït Bennasser (Monaco) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Youssef Aït Bennasser (Monaco).

  7. Post update

    Faycal Fajr (Caen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Booking

    Ronael Pierre Gabriel (Monaco) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Caen. Malik Tchokounte tries a through ball, but Paul Baysse is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Paul Baysse (Caen) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Prince Oniangué (Caen) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Faycal Fajr with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Caen. Conceded by Diego Benaglio.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Yoel Armougom (Caen) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Benjamin Henrichs (Monaco).

  15. Post update

    Jonathan Gradit (Caen) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Youri Tielemans (Monaco) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

  17. Post update

    Benjamin Henrichs (Monaco) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Prince Oniangué (Caen).

  19. Post update

    Corner, Caen. Conceded by Jemerson.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Caen. Conceded by Jemerson.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 24th November 2018

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG1414004673942
2Lyon148332416827
3Lille1382321101126
4Montpellier137422081225
5Saint-Étienne146531918123
6Marseille137152421322
7Reims145541013-320
8Nice136251014-420
9Strasbourg144642017318
10Nantes144552119217
11Nîmes144551920-117
12Bordeaux144551415-117
13Angers144461820-216
14Rennes134451619-316
15Toulouse143561122-1114
16Amiens134181321-813
17Caen142661117-612
18Dijon143381223-1112
19Monaco142481322-910
20Guingamp141491030-207
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