Visitors leave with nothing as St Etienne see off Metz in 1-0 victory

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Technical card:
St Etienne: Alexandre Oukidja, John Boye, Dylan Bronn, Kiki, Fabien Centtonze, Pape Matar Sarr, Habib Maiga, Matthieu Udol, Farid Boulaya, Thierry Ambrose and Vagner
Metz: Jessy Moulin, Kolo, Pape Abou Cisse, Harold Moukoudi, Lucas Gourna-Douath, Denis Bouanga, Yvan Neyou, Mahdi Camara, Kevin Monnet-Paquet, Anthony Modeste and Romain Hamouma
Stadium: the Stade Geoffroy Guichard
Goals: John Boye (1-0, min. 14)

St Etienne defeat Metz 1-0 on Sunday at the Stade Geoffroy Guichard. With both teams drawing in their previous fixtures, they were keen to pick up points. St Etienne were looking for a victory following a disappointing 1-1 draw with Nantes in their previous game. Metz, on the other hand, are struggling for form following a draw in their last match. As the table looks today, St Etienne are in 15th place on the table and has 26 points while Metz sit in 7th with 35 points after 24 matches.

It was an impressive opening from St Etienne, following a goal from John Boye, 14 minutes in, thereby seeing the first half to a 1-0. Both teams struggled to produce anything meaningful in the second half, leaving the final score at 1-0.

St Etienne brought on Arnaud Nordin, Zaydou Youssouf, Miguel Trauco and Aimen Moueffek for Romain Hamouma, Kevin Monnet-Paquet, Yvan Neyou and Anthony Modeste. Metz brought on Lamine Gueye and Pape Ndiaga Yade, to replace Thierry Ambrose and Vagner.

There were bookings for Romain Hamouma and Kolo from St Etienne and Habib Maiga and Fabien Centtonze for Metz.

St Etienne will next travel to Rennes, while Metz will face Strasburg at home.

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