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Marcel-Picot 16th September 2012 - Kick off 20:00 Ref: P Kalt

Nancy Nancy vs Marseille Marseille

Nancy 0

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Marseille 1

J Ayew (57)

Marseille stay perfect

Last Updated: 16/09/12 10:57pm

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Jordan Ayew celebrates his winning goal

Jordan Ayew celebrates his winning goal

Marseille continued their perfect start to the season as Jordan Ayew's second-half goal earned them a hard-fought 1-0 win at Nancy.

OM had won all four of their games coming into the game and shaded a nip-and-tuck affairt, with Ayew's strike enough to see off a Nancy side teetering just above the drop zone at this early stage.

They did little to suggest that will be changing any time soon, with Elie Baup's Marseille doing all the running until their goal, which finally woke Nancy up.

Marseille set down a market early on, with Ayew's cross finding brother Andre, but his low strike was cleared off the line by Vincent Muratori.

Andre-Pierre Gignac then tried his luck but was blocked by keeper Guy N'dy Assembe, before the stopper kept out the same player after Mathieu Valbuena had played him in.

Gignac was not on his game and was soon blasting over following an inch-perfect cross from Jordan Ayew, while his volley from an Andre Ayew centre was beaten away by N'dy Assembe.

Fortunately for him, though, Jordan Ayew was on the money when he was presented with a chance, taking Andre Ayew's ball in and ramming home with 53 minutes gone.

That was the kick Nancy needed to get going but even then they did little to make a comeback, with Lossemy Karaboue having an effort deflected and Steve Mandnanda tipping away following a scramble their only moments of promise.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Paris St Germain 33 79
2 Monaco 33 69
3 Lille 33 63
4 St Etienne 34 57
5 Lyon 33 54
6 Marseille 33 51
7 Bordeaux 33 45
8 Reims 33 45
9 Toulouse 33 44
10 Lorient 33 41
11 Bastia 33 41
12 Nantes 33 40
13 Rennes 34 39
14 Nice 33 39
15 Montpellier 33 38
16 Evian Thonon Gaillar 33 38
17 Guingamp 33 35
18 Sochaux 33 30
19 Valenciennes 33 29
20 AC Ajaccio 33 20