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Parc des Princes 27th January 2013 - Kick off 20:00 Ref: F Fautrel

PSG Paris St Germain vs Lille Lille

PSG 1

A Chedjou (og 68)

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Lille 0

PSG back to the top

Last Updated: 27/01/13 11:16pm

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PSG celebrate their winning goal - scored by the opposition

PSG celebrate their winning goal - scored by the opposition

Paris St Germain returned to the top of Ligue 1 with a fortunate 1-0 win over Lille at the Parc des Princes.

Lille defender Aurelien Chedjou's second-half own goal earned Carlo Ancelotti's men their ninth win in 10 games and lifted them back above Lyon on goal difference.

Referee Freddy Fautrel also controversially ruled out a first-half goal for the visitors, who were left languishing in mid-table.

PSG dominated possession in the early stages with Lucas Moura impressing the home crowd. The young Brazilian teed up Ezequiel Lavezzi for a shot before he had Steeve Elana scrambling with a curling effort.

As the hosts continued to press, Thiago Motta was booked for going down far too easily in the area.

Lille finally sprung into life after half an hour and home goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu was called on to push away a vicious Dimitri Payet shot.

Soon after the visitors thought they had the lead when Ronny Rodelin nodded a cross beyond Sirigu, but referee Fautrel ruled out the effort, judging Nolan Roux to be offside.

That decision seemed to spur on PSG and Zlatan Ibrahimovic went close to opening the scoring, his right-footed effort beating Elana but coming back off a post.

Both sides looked to attack at the start of the second half with Ibrahimovic heading a corner over, while at the other end Payet blazed a shot into the crowd.

Lille continued to defend resolutely, with Marco Basa typifying their efforts by throwing himself in front of a Lavezzi effort after the Argentinian got on the end of a superb Jeremy Menez pass.

But they were undone in the 67th minute when Chedjou turned Lavezzi's cross into his own net after Elana had fumbled.

The visitors went close to an immediate reply when Rodelin did well on the right before pulling the ball back into the path of Payet, but his effort was superbly saved by Sirigu.

They kept on pressing and Tulio De Melo's shot beat Sirigu only to come back off the left post as PSG rode their luck to claim victory.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Marseille 19 41
2 Lyon 19 39
3 Paris St Germain 19 38
4 St Etienne 19 36
5 Monaco 19 32
6 Bordeaux 19 31
7 Nantes 19 30
8 Rennes 19 28
9 Reims 19 28
10 Montpellier 19 26
11 Nice 19 22
12 Guingamp 19 22
13 Lille 18 21
14 Toulouse 19 21
15 Lorient 19 20
16 RC Lens 19 19
17 Metz 19 19
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 18 19
19 Bastia 19 18
20 Caen 19 15