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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 Lyon 27 54
2 Paris St Germain 27 53
3 Marseille 27 50
4 Monaco 26 44
5 St Etienne 27 43
6 Montpellier 26 42
7 Bordeaux 27 42
8 Nantes 27 36
9 Lille 27 35
10 Rennes 27 35
11 Guingamp 27 35
12 Caen 27 34
13 Nice 27 34
14 Bastia 27 33
15 Reims 27 32
16 Evian Thonon Gaillar 27 32
17 Lorient 27 31
18 Toulouse 27 29
19 RC Lens 27 22
20 Metz 27 22