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French Ligue 1

Stade de la Mosson (ATT 12,677) 24th August 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: A Castro

Montpellier Montpellier vs Sochaux Sochaux

Montpellier 2

Hilton (45+1)
S Tiene (90+4)

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Sochaux 1

R Contout (43)
C Kante (S/O 74)

Late winner for Montpellier

Last Updated: 24/08/13 10:03pm

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Hilton celebrates his goal.

Hilton celebrates his goal.

A goal four minutes into injury time by Siaka Tiene guided Montpellier to their first victory of the Ligue 1 season as they edged out Sochaux 2-1.

Roy Contout had put Sochaux ahead on the brink of half-time before Hilton responded immediately to ensure the teams went into the break on level terms.

Cedric Kante was sent off for the visitors with 17 minutes remaining, but it appeared Sochaux had done enough to earn a point before Tiene's late intervention.

Sochaux were first to show as an attacking force with Cedric Bakambu's fierce shot deflected away by home goalkeeper Laurent Pionnier.

Tiene responded for Montpellier, his free-kick forcing Simon Pouplin to go down to make a save.

The half ticked down and Pouplin blocked Djamel Bakar's right-footed shot only for Sochaux to take the lead a minute before half time.

Sebastian Roudet's free-kick found Contout close to goal and he slotted the ball home.

However, Sochaux's joy was shortlived as seconds later Montpellier equalised, Jonas Martin found Hilton and he despatched a rocket shot from 25 yards which beat the keeper, who stood no chance.

Montpellier enjoyed the better of the second half. Bakar controlled the ball and shot wide from close range before Tiene's shot from 20 yards went just inches the wrong side of the post.

Sochaux were then reduced to 10 men when Kante was sent off for tackling Remy Cabella from behind.

However, it seemed that Sochaux had claimed only their second point of the season only for Mathieu Peybernes to clear the ball only as far as Tiene and he gratefully accepted the gift to slot home from close range.

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2 Paris St Germain 18 37
3 Lyon 18 36
4 St Etienne 18 33
5 Bordeaux 18 31
6 Monaco 18 29
7 Rennes 18 28
8 Nantes 18 27
9 Montpellier 18 25
10 Reims 18 25
11 Nice 18 22
12 Lille 17 21
13 Guingamp 18 21
14 Lorient 18 20
15 Toulouse 18 20
16 Evian Thonon Gaillar 17 19
17 Metz 18 19
18 Bastia 18 17
19 RC Lens 18 16
20 Caen 18 14