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St-Etienne sail to Ligue 1 summit

Published: Saturday 18 September 2010, 23.00CET
AS Saint-Etienne beat Montpellier Hérault SC 3-0 to go top for the first time in 28 years, and there was joy for Olympique de Marseille too as they prevailed 3-0 at AC Arles-Avignon.
St-Etienne sail to Ligue 1 summit
Dimitri Payet enjoys the first of his two goals ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 18 September 2010, 23.00CET

St-Etienne sail to Ligue 1 summit

AS Saint-Etienne beat Montpellier Hérault SC 3-0 to go top for the first time in 28 years, and there was joy for Olympique de Marseille too as they prevailed 3-0 at AC Arles-Avignon.

AS Saint-Etienne are enjoying the view from the top of the Ligue 1 table for the first time in 28 years after overcoming Montpellier Hérault SC 3-0, while champions Olympique de Marseille ran out 3-0 winners at AC Arles-Avignon.

St-Etienne took advantage of Toulouse FC's 0-0 draw at AS Monaco FC to move clear on goals scored thanks to another productive evening for Dimitri Payet. The 23-year-old registered either side of an Emmanuel Rivière effort to take his tally to six strikes from six outings and put Les Verts top for the first time since 20 February 1982.

The leaders stand five points ahead of Marseille, who bounced back from their midweek UEFA Champions League loss to FC Spartak Moskva by prevailing at bottom side Arles-Avignon. Benoît Cheyrou opened the scoring and André Ayew added two more against the team with whom he spent last season on loan.

The biggest win of the day belonged to FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, who downed OGC Nice 4-0, while promoted SM Caen climbed to fourth via a 1-0 victory at FC Lorient. The meeting between northern neighbours Valenciennes FC and RC Lens ended 1-1.

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French Ligue 1 2010/11

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18/09/2010HomeAway
Last updated: 05/05/2011 10:24 CET
NancyNancy0-2BrestBrest

Micola 70, Touré 90+3

Venue: Nancy
SochauxSochaux4-0NiceNice

Brown 45+2, Boudebouz 66, Marvin Martin 78, Maiga 89

Venue: Montbéliard
LorientLorient0-1CaenCaen

El Arabi 41

Venue: Lorient
ValenciennesValenciennes1-1LensLens

Samassa 55

Boukari 90

Venue: Valenciennes
St-EtienneSt-Etienne3-0MontpellierMontpellier

Rivière 32, Payet 21, 66

Venue: St Etienne
MonacoMonaco0-0ToulouseToulouse

Venue: Monaco
ArlesArles0-3MarseilleMarseille

Cheyrou 32, A. Ayew 37, 54

Venue: Arles

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