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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 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