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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 35 74
2 Lyon 35 71
3 Monaco 35 65
4 Marseille 35 60
5 St Etienne 35 60
6 Bordeaux 35 56
7 Montpellier 35 53
8 Lille 35 53
9 Rennes 35 50
10 Guingamp 35 46
11 Nantes 35 44
12 Bastia 35 43
13 Nice 35 42
14 Caen 35 39
15 Lorient 35 39
16 Toulouse 35 39
17 Reims 35 38
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 35 37
19 Metz 35 30
20 RC Lens 35 26