Moussilou goal earns Lille precious win

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:05 IST

A single goal from Matt Moussilou gave Lille a 1-0 win at home to Auxerre in France's Ligue 1 on Saturday.

Moussilou goal earns Lille precious win

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A single goal from Matt Moussilou gave Lille a 1-0 win at home to Auxerre in France's Ligue 1 on Saturday. Moussilou's strike came early in the second half and the home side were then indebted to goalkeeper Gregory Wimbee who kept Auxerre at bay with two late saves. A poor first half saw little goalmouth action with perhaps the clearest chance falling to the visitors three minutes before the break - home goalkeeper Gregory Wimbee more than equal to Bonaventure Kalou's effort for Auxerre. Lille had shown little in attack in the first half but they only had to wait seven minutes after the restart before taking the lead. Slovenian international Milenko Acimovic cleverly fed Matt Moussilou who calmly beat Auxerre goalkeeper Fabien Cool to give the 12,000 or so home fans something to cheer about. It was the Lille midfielder's fifth goal in as many games. The home support nearly had a second goal to feast on just eight minutes later. Mathieu Chalme's shot took a wicked deflection off an Auxerre defender and only the agility and suppleness of Cool prevented Lille going 2-0 up. At the other end, Lille had Wimbee to thank for preserving all three points. His first crucial save came with 12 minutes left as he blocked Djibil Cisse's effort. Then, just four minutes from time Cisse's striking partner, Kalou, executed a wonderful turn with left him with just Wimbee to beat but that task was too much for him and the goalie's save ensured that the home team came away from the match with all three points. Despite the result, there's no change in the two teams' respective positions, with Auxerre still fifth and Lille remaining sown in 11th. (AP)

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