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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 34 82
2 Monaco 34 72
3 Lille 34 64
4 St Etienne 34 57
5 Lyon 34 55
6 Marseille 34 52
7 Bordeaux 34 48
8 Toulouse 34 45
9 Reims 34 45
10 Bastia 34 44
11 Nantes 34 43
12 Lorient 34 42
13 Rennes 34 39
14 Montpellier 34 39
15 Nice 34 39
16 Evian Thonon Gaillar 34 38
17 Guingamp 34 35
18 Sochaux 34 33
19 Valenciennes 34 29
20 AC Ajaccio 34 20