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Ten-man Montpellier return to Ligue 1 summit

Published: Saturday 22 October 2011, 21.29CET
Montpellier Hérault SC regained a share of the Ligue 1 lead after a 3-1 success against SM Caen, while André Ayew's goals earned Olympique de Marseille a win against AC Ajaccio.

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Published: Saturday 22 October 2011, 21.29CET

Ten-man Montpellier return to Ligue 1 summit

Montpellier Hérault SC regained a share of the Ligue 1 lead after a 3-1 success against SM Caen, while André Ayew's goals earned Olympique de Marseille a win against AC Ajaccio.

Montpellier Hérault SC returned to the top of Ligue 1 alongside Paris Saint-Germain FC after a comfortable home win against SM Caen.

René Girard's charges raced into a two-goal lead in the first 20 minutes through Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and John Utaka and not even the sending-off of Joris Marveaux just past the hour could prevent Younés Belhanda scoring a third. Benjamin Nivet's penalty with eight minutes left was academic for the hosts, who were also reduced to ten men, when Pierre-Alain Frau was dismissed. Montpellier move level with PSG, who welcome Dijon FCO on Sunday, on 23 points.

Olympique de Marseille sealed only their second league win of the campaign thanks to two André Ayew goals. The forward, who also scored twice against Borussia Dortmund on matchday two of the UEFA Champions League, earned OM their first league win in a month, and a morale-boosting success following Wednesday's 1-0 defeat by Arsenal FC.

Elsewhere, AS Nancy-Lorraine and AS Saint-Étienne secured respective home victories against OGC Nice and Valenciennes FC, while the fixtures between FC Girondins de Bordeaux and Stade Brestois 29, and FC Sochaux-Montbéliard and Évian Thonon Gaillard FC finished 1-1. Toulouse FC drew 0-0 at FC Lorient in the late kick-off.

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Results

French Ligue 1 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 29/10/2011 19:52 CET

22/10/2011

LorientLorient0-0ToulouseToulouse

Venue: Lorient

22/10/2011

NancyNancy1-0NiceNice

D.Niculae 54

Venue: Nancy

22/10/2011

BordeauxBordeaux1-1BrestBrest

Gouffran 52

Ben Basat 63

Venue: Bordeaux

22/10/2011

St-EtienneSt-Etienne1-0ValenciennesValenciennes

Batlles 50

Venue: St Etienne

22/10/2011

SochauxSochaux1-1ÉvianÉvian

Butin 51

Angoula 90+2

Venue: Montbeliard

22/10/2011

MarseilleMarseille2-0AjaccioAjaccio

A. Ayew 30, 49

Venue: Marseille

22/10/2011

CaenCaen1-3MontpellierMontpellier

Nivet 82 (p)

Yanga-Mbiwa 14, Utaka 20, Belhanda 79

Venue: Caen

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