Hwang Ui-Jo scored both goals as Bordeaux beat Angers 2-1 on Sunday to record their third straight Ligue 1 Uber Eats win.
Angers had lost their previous two outings — to Monaco and PSG — but had won five times away this term, their joint-best tally ever, and so promised to be a test for Les Girondins.
But in the space of ten minutes, Stéphane Moulin's side were on the back foot. Back in the starting XI, Hatem ben Arfa picked out Rémi Oudin, and his ball in dropped for Samuel Kalu. The Nigeria international's shot ricocheted into the path of Hwang, who finished from close range (7').
It was the South Korea international's fourth league goal of the season, and he quickly made it five: just three minutes later, he latched onto Yacine Adli's pass and fired between Paul Bernardoni's legs to give the hosts a fabulous start (10').
Adli then fired wide (16') before Youssouf Sabaly saw Souleyman Doumbia send his attempted cross into his own goal only for the offside flag to cut short Bordeaux's celebrations (30').
Angers finally regrouped before the break to pull a goal back. It was a real beauty too from Angelo Fulgini, who bent a free-kick inside Benoît Costil's near post (39') for his fourth league strike of the campaign.
Stéphane Bahoken was denied an equaliser by an excellent Costil save (44') as Bordeaux's fragile confidence was rattled, just the same way as Angers' Cameroon international forward rattled the woodwork with an acrobatic effort early in the second half (48').
The curse of the host looked set to strike again with just one home win in 10 fixtures between these two since 2015, but Costil denied Sada Thioub (59'), Bahoken missed a gilt-edged chance (60'), and the Bordeaux goalkeeper made one final stop (89') to ensure the points stayed with Jean-Louis Gasset's men.
THE PLAYER: Benoît Costil
The Bordeaux goalkeeper was the star of the show, even if Hwang will get the headlines for his quickfire double. Without Costil, they would have been anecdotal.
THE STAT: 5
Bordeaux have won five — and lost three — of their last eight home games in Ligue 1.