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Stade Velodrome (ATT 41,279) 15th January 2012 - Kick off 20:00 Ref: R Buquet

Marseille Marseille vs Lille Lille

Marseille 2

L Remy (61, 83)

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Lille 0

Remy does the business

Redknapp travels to France to watch striker score twice

Last Updated: 15/01/12 10:44pm

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Loic Remy: Scored twice as Marseille defeated Lille at the Stade Velodrome

Loic Remy: Scored twice as Marseille defeated Lille at the Stade Velodrome

Loic Remy scored twice in front of watching Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp as Marseille dented Lille's Ligue 1 title defence with a 2-0 win at the Stade Velodrome.

The France international has long been linked with a move to White Hart Lane and Spurs' interest remains going into the closing weeks of the transfer window.

With that in mind, Redknapp, who has previously confirmed his interest in Remy, travelled to the south of France to watch Sunday's match and he would not have been disappointed.

The first goal arrived in the 61st minute when Remy scored his eighth goal of the season - his sixth with his head - after nodding in Mathieu Valbuena's cross.

Former Lyon striker Remy enhanced his reputation further in the 83rd minute when he beat Mickael Landreau to a loose ball before rolling home his second goal from 20 yards.

Rudi Garcia's Lille had not been beaten in the league since a 1-0 loss at home to Montpellier on 14th August.

But Remy's brace gave Marseille a win that lifted the victors up to sixth and left their visitors seven points behind leaders Paris Saint Germain.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Marseille 14 31
2 Paris St Germain 14 30
3 Lyon 14 27
4 Nantes 14 24
5 Bordeaux 14 24
6 St Etienne 14 23
7 Rennes 14 22
8 Monaco 14 20
9 Montpellier 14 20
10 Reims 14 19
11 Nice 14 18
12 Metz 14 18
13 Toulouse 14 17
14 Lille 13 16
15 Bastia 14 14
16 Caen 14 13
17 Lorient 14 13
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 13 13
19 Guingamp 14 12
20 RC Lens 14 11

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