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French Ligue 1

Auguste Delaune 10th November 2012 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: S Moreira

Reims Reims vs Evian Thonon Gaillar Evian

Reims 1

C Cambon (og 73)

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Evian 2

K Berigaud (18)
Y Adnane (53)

Evian edge out Reims

Last Updated: 10/11/12 9:59pm

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Kevin Berigaud: Among the scorers

Kevin Berigaud: Among the scorers

Evian leapt out of the relegation places as they inflicted a first home defeat on Reims since the opening day of the season.

Kevin Berigaud and Youssef Adnane scored in either half to fire the visitors, who had lost their past three league games, 2-0 ahead.

A Cedric Cambon own goal with 18 minutes left meant they had to sweat on the victory but they held on to move ahead of Sochaux, who host Lyon on Sunday.

Reims had won four of their past five on home soil, but while Franck Sigorino forced Bertrand Laquait into a smart early stop, it was Evian who enjoyed the better moments in the first 45 minutes.

Sidney Govou picked out Berigaud in the centre of the park and his 20-yarder drew Kossi Agassa into action for the first time.

The Reims goalkeeper had more work to do moments later to deny Berigaud one-on-one after he had been released on goal by Aldo Angoula.

Berigaud opened the scoring on 17 minutes, however, to give Evian a deserved lead. Govou tried his luck with an angled drive that deflected off Berigaud and wrong-foot Agassa at close quarters.

Reims tried to rally and Laquait had to be at his best to keep out Nicolas Fauvergue's flicked shot after a poor clearance.

Evian took control of the match seven minutes after half-time when Adnane put them 2-0 ahead. Govou sent him racing in on goal and he coolly opened up his body before side-footing past the exposed Agassa.

Berigaud was denied a second when he tried to lob Agassa, but the keeper was not to be fooled, before the hosts grabbed a lifeline on 72 minutes.

Odair Fortes fired in a cross that Cambon headed past his goalkeeper but an equaliser never came as Evian climbed out of the bottom three.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Marseille 19 41
2 Lyon 19 39
3 Paris St Germain 19 38
4 St Etienne 19 36
5 Monaco 19 32
6 Bordeaux 19 31
7 Nantes 19 30
8 Rennes 19 28
9 Reims 19 28
10 Montpellier 19 26
11 Nice 19 22
12 Guingamp 19 22
13 Lille 18 21
14 Toulouse 19 21
15 Lorient 19 20
16 RC Lens 19 19
17 Metz 19 19
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 18 19
19 Bastia 19 18
20 Caen 19 15