Amiens win battle of bottom two
Amiens scored a massively important 2-1 success at Guingamp to climb out of the bottom three of Ligue 1 Conforama.
EA Guingamp 1-2 Amiens SC
Guingamp were left with plenty of regrets as they'd played well in the first half without taking their chances. Amiens were completely dominated in the first 20 minutes and Marcus Thuram put a header wide (17'). Amiens put themselves on course for only a second away win in 12 as they went in front in the 63rd minute through Eddy Gnahore. Juan Otero crossed and Gnahore tucked it away at the front post.
Guingamp equalised (70') when Etienne Didot latched onto Thuram's pull-back and unleashed a 25 metre shot that deflected off Prince Gouano. Régis Gurtner was unsighted and could do nothing about it.
Amiens netted the winner (81') after Kalle Johnsson had made a great save to deny Mathieu Bodmer's deflected effort. Stiven Mendoza followed up to head into the empty net and then to compound Guingamp's misery they had Thuram sent off (90+5') for a high boot on Gouano.
THE PLAYER: Marcus Thuram
Guingamp's top scorer this season with six, Thuram suffered a difficult night with father Lilian watching on from the stands. As well as missing chances, he was sent off at the last and his suspension will cost Jocelyn Gourvennec's side.
THE STAT: 9
Guingamp have gone nine home Ligue 1 Conforama victories without a win, losing five and drawing four. That is their longest sequence without a home win in their Ligue 1 Conforama history.