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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 Paris St Germain 38 89
2 Monaco 38 80
3 Lille 38 71
4 St Etienne 38 69
5 Lyon 38 61
6 Marseille 38 60
7 Bordeaux 38 53
8 Lorient 38 49
9 Toulouse 38 49
10 Bastia 38 49
11 Reims 38 48
12 Rennes 38 46
13 Nantes 38 46
14 Evian Thonon Gaillar 38 44
15 Montpellier 38 42
16 Guingamp 38 42
17 Nice 38 42
18 Sochaux 38 40
19 Valenciennes 38 29
20 AC Ajaccio 38 23