RECAP: SAINT ETIENNE 3 -1 RC LENS
EXTRA TIME
TRAFTON KENNEY - Sunday, August 29, 2010
Dimitri Payet scored a hat trick to lead Saint Etienne to an impressive win over RC Lens on Saturday evening. Carlos Bocanegra, who assisted on Payet's second goal, played the full 90 minutes at left back.

It took the 23-year old midfielder just five minutes to open his account after Bakary Sako picked him out with a left wing cross and Payet fired home from the left corner of the box.

Payet added his second after picking up the ball from Bocanegra, charging through the midfield, and finishing to the bottom left corner past a stranded Vedran Runje.

Payet found the same corner again to complete his hat trick after taking down a lofted cross from Emmanuel Riviere and finishing with ease.

A solid team performance from Saint Etienne was soured somewhat after Sylvain Marchal was sent off for retaliating against Issam Jemaa who in turn slotted home a late consolation goal for the visitors.

Saint Etienne move up to fourth place and travel to Toulouse next Saturday.
ADD YOUR COMMENTS
Name


Email (will not appear on the site)


Comment


Join the YA Email Alert?

Comments are moderated and will be posted if they are on-topic and free of profanity, abuse and spam. HTML and links are not allowed.

SUBMIT COMMENT

Hoffenheim defender Jeremy Toljan has decided to reject calls from the United States to play for the German Under-21 national team.
RECENT POSTS
Keller elected to the Hall
Torres out for Tigres
Zelalem steps towards US team
Diskerud Rosenborg exit confirmed
THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES

RANDOM TAGS FROM PAST WEEK...
Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, USMNT