A win for either team would put them top of the table ahead of this weekend’s fixtures. The first half saw an array of missed chances with Max Gradel in particular shooting wide when is looked easier to score. Fianlly the deadlock was broken on 73 minutes as Cohade’s cut back was finished off by substitute Roman Hamouna. The hosts held on to go above Lyon on goal difference.
Highlights : St Etienne 1-0 Valenciennes Ligue 1