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Montpellier capitalise on first Lyon defeat

Published: Wednesday 21 September 2011, 21.10CET
Olympique Lyonnais had goalkeeper Hugo Lloris sent off in a 1-0 loss to SM Caen which enabled Montpellier Hérault SC, 3-1 victors at AC Ajaccio, to climb back to the top of Ligue 1.

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Published: Wednesday 21 September 2011, 21.10CET

Montpellier capitalise on first Lyon defeat

Olympique Lyonnais had goalkeeper Hugo Lloris sent off in a 1-0 loss to SM Caen which enabled Montpellier Hérault SC, 3-1 victors at AC Ajaccio, to climb back to the top of Ligue 1.

Montpellier Hérault SC returned to the Ligue 1 summit after their 3-1 victory at struggling AC Ajaccio coincided with a first loss of the campaign for Olympique Lyonnais.

Lyon had assumed pole position following Sunday's defeat of Olympique de Marseille, yet slipped up 1-0 at SM Caen, who took the lead through Benjamin Nivet's penalty (45+2). That was awarded for a foul by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris on Romain Hamouma, for which he was dismissed, but the numbers were evened up on 62 minutes when the match-winner received his second booking.

Montpellier, who on Saturday drew with Stade Brestois 29, prevailed against Ajaccio thanks to goals from Rémy Cabella, Marco Estrada and John Utaka, but had Abdel El Kaoutari (63) sent off.

Lyon, Stade Rennais FC, Paris Saint-Germain FC and Toulouse FC are all two points behind the leaders. Rennes delivered the performance of the night by winning 6-2 at FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, while PSG overcame visitors OGC Nice 2-1 in a match where all the goals came from the spot and which ended ten-a-side following red cards for Christophe Jallet (78) and Luciano Monzón (85).

Elsewhere, there was welcome relief for Marseille, who gained their first victory at the seventh time of asking courtesy of a 2-0 home success against Evian Thonon Gaillard.

Last updated: 06/12/13 9.38CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 13/10/2011 16:43 CET

21/09/2011

St-EtienneSt-Etienne1-1ToulouseToulouse

Paulão 89

Tabanou 12

Venue: St Etienne

21/09/2011

AjaccioAjaccio1-3MontpellierMontpellier

Mostefa 53

Cabella 3, Estrada 9, Utaka 35

Venue: Ajaccio

21/09/2011

DijonDijon1-0BrestBrest

Mandanne 33 (p)

Venue: Dijon

21/09/2011

PSGPSG2-1NiceNice

Nenê 36 (p), Gameiro 71 (p)

Monzón 61 (p)

Venue: Paris

21/09/2011

CaenCaen1-0LyonLyon

Nivet 45+2 (p)

Venue: Caen

21/09/2011

SochauxSochaux2-6RennesRennes

Butin 24, Maiga 41

Montaño 22 (p), 71, Kana-Biyik 35, Feret 51, Hadji 69 (p), Kembo-Ekoko 90+5

Venue: Montbeliard

21/09/2011

NancyNancy1-1ValenciennesValenciennes

Moukandjo 15

Cohade 82

Venue: Nancy

21/09/2011

MarseilleMarseille2-0ÉvianÉvian

Rémy 25, 74

Venue: Marseille

21/09/2011

LorientLorient1-1AuxerreAuxerre

Emeghara 23

Oliech 62

Venue: Lorient

20/09/2011

BordeauxBordeaux1-1LilleLille

Diabate 8 (p)

Hazard 57

Venue: Bordeaux

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