Ligue 1 round-up: St Etienne edge ill-tempered clash with Lyon
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 05/02/17 11:10pm
Kevin Monnet-Paquet and Romain Hamouma fired St Etienne to within a point of Ligue 1's top four with a stormy 2-0 victory at home to nine-man Lyon on Sunday.
Monnet-Paquet's ninth-minute strike got the home side off to a great start at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard and Hamouma doubled their advantage just 13 minutes later.
In the meantime, Corentin Tolisso had hit the post with a 13th-minute header as the visitors tried to repair the early damage, but Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes had to pull off good saves to prevent Vincent Pajot and substitute Nolan Roux from extending St Etienne's lead.
But in a dramatic conclusion to the game, Lyon had Rachid Ghezzal and Tolisso dismissed and St Etienne's Fabien Lemoine, who had only been introduced as an 88th-minute substitute, also saw red with all three sendings-off coming in stoppage time.
Ola Toivonen wrapped up a comprehensive victory for Toulouse as Angers' relegation problems deepened.
The home side launched a second-half blitz to secure a 4-0 win at the Stadium Municipal after both sides had seen chances come and go before the break.
Andy Delort set the ball rolling within two minutes of the restart when he converted Corentin Jean's cross, and it was 2-0 within nine minutes when Martin Braithwaite struck from the penalty spot after Jean had been fouled by Denis Petric.
Oscar Trejo's 69th-minute effort sealed victory before Toivonen added a fourth at the death from Jimmy Durmaz's through-ball.
There was an explosive conclusion to Nancy's 2-0 win at Nantes as both sides were reduced to 10 men in stoppage time.
Nantes midfielder Amine Harit and Nancy full-back Vincent Muratori were dismissed after an altercation with the visitors having already wrapped up the win.
Issiar Dia had put his side ahead five minutes into the second half, and the points were safe with 24 minutes remaining when Julien Cetout converted Junior Dale's cross.