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Parc des Sports (ATT 8,057) 29th September 2012 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Benoit Bastian

Evian Evian Thonon Gaillar vs Lorient Lorient

Evian 1

S Khelifa (8)

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Lorient 1

G Sunu (86)

Sunu nets Lorient equaliser

Last Updated: 29/09/12 10:36pm

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Berigaud puts Sunu under pressure.

Berigaud puts Sunu under pressure.

Lorient preserved their unbeaten record in Ligue 1 as Gilles Sunu's 85th-minute goal secured a 1-1 draw at Evian.

The visitors had trailed for almost the whole game after Saber Khelifa's early goal.

Lorient's prolific attack had not been shut out in any game this season, though, and Sunu preserved that record with a classy finish to salvage a point which keeps his side fourth.

They had to do it the hard way after Evian took an eighth-minute lead, Yannick Sagbo crossing to present Khelifa with a straightforward finish into an unguarded goal.

Lorient responded with a chance for Kevin Monnet-Paquet, who controlled Mathias Autret's pass but saw his shot turned behind by Evian keeper Stephan Andersen.

Khelifa was again played in on goal by Cedric Barbosa but drew a sharp save from Fabien Audard.

The first half had developed into a duel between Khelifa at one end and Monnet-Paquet at the other and the latter was denied by Andersen again after being teed up by Enzo Reale, a substitute for the injured Wesley Lautoa.

The second half began with a chance for Lorient's Jeremie Aliadiere, who tested Andersen after being set up by Benjamin Corgnet's through-ball.

Audard saved from Kevin Berigaud after more good work by Sagbo before Monnet-Paquet set a golden chance at the other end for Sunu, but Andersen saved on the line.

The impressive Sagbo combined with Berigaud again but once more Audard stood firm.

And he got his rewards when, with five minutes remaining, Aliadiere's cross was left by Ludovic Giuly for Sunu to sidefoot the ball into the top corner.

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Table

French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Marseille 10 25
2 Paris St Germain 10 18
3 Bordeaux 10 18
4 Lyon 10 17
5 St Etienne 10 17
6 Nantes 10 16
7 Metz 10 15
8 Lille 10 15
9 Toulouse 10 14
10 Monaco 10 14
11 Montpellier 10 14
12 Nice 10 14
13 Rennes 10 12
14 Reims 10 11
15 Lorient 10 10
16 Bastia 10 10
17 Evian Thonon Gaillar 10 10
18 Caen 10 9
19 Guingamp 10 9
20 RC Lens 10 8