Lille 2 – Troyes 1: Home fans rewarded with victory at the Stade Pierre Mauroy

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Troyes fell to an away defeat at the hands of Lille at the Stade Pierre Mauroy on Saturday. Both Lille and Troyes arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. Lille were looking to continue their run after winning last match. Troyes had been hopeful of extending their winning run, after a 2-0 victory against FC Lorient. As things stand, Lille and Troyes currently occupy 7th and 15th spots in the league, with 24 points and 16 points respectively after 17 matches.

Troyes started strongly in the first half, with Tristan Dingome giving Troyes the lead after only 6 minutes and seeing the first half out 0-1.

Lille started the second half with renewed vigour, thanks to an early goal from Jonathan David in the 48th minute. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a calamitous own goal from Jimmy Giraudon just before the final whistle to make it 2-1.

For Lille, Jonathan David, Yusuf Yazici, Amadou Mvom Onana, Angel Gomes and Gabriel Gudmundsson, came on for Xeka, Jonathan Ikone, Benjamin Andre, Jonathan Bamba and Reinildo Mandava. Troyes brought on Dylan Chambost, Yoann Touzghar, Giulian Biancone, Youssouf Kone and Hyun-jun Suk, to replace Tristan Dingome, Mama Balde, Issa Kabore, Renaud Ripart and Xavier Chavalerin.

There were bookings for Xeka, Burak Yilmaz and Amadou Mvom Onana from Lille. For Troyes, Romenique Kouame, Yoann Salmier, Jimmy Giraudon and Tristan Dingome saw yellow.

Lille next face Lyon and Troyes are at home to Bordeaux.

Technical card:
Lille: Ivo Grbic, Zeki Celik, Tiago Djalo, Jose Fonte, Reinildo Mandava (Gabriel Gudmundsson, min.83), Jonathan Ikone (Yusuf Yazici, min.69), Benjamin Andre (Amadou Mvom Onana, min.69), Xeka (Jonathan David, min.46), Jonathan Bamba (Angel Gomes, min.83), Renato Sanches and Burak Yilmaz
Troyes: Gauthier Gallon, Oualid El Hajjam, Jimmy Giraudon, Yoann Salmier, Issa Kabore (Giulian Biancone, min.65), Xavier Chavalerin (Hyun-jun Suk, min.75), Florian Tardieu, Romenique Kouame, Mama Balde (Yoann Touzghar, min.59), Tristan Dingome (Dylan Chambost, min.59) and Renaud Ripart (Youssouf Kone, min.74)
Stadium: the Stade Pierre Mauroy
Goals: Tristan Dingome (0-1, min. 6), Jonathan David (1-1, min. 48) and Jimmy Giraudon (2-1, min. 85)

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