Saint-Etienne beats Evian 1-0 in French league
PARIS (AP) -Saint-Etienne beat relegation-threatened Evian 1-0 in the French league on Sunday to provisionally move level with third-placed Lyon.
The home side scored the only goal 12 minutes from time.
Francois Clerc crossed to the far post and Romain Hamouma's header crashed off the underside of the crossbar. The ball went down onto the line and Evian goalkeeper Bertrand Laquait was unable to keep it out.
Evian protested fiercely but replays showed the ball had gone over.
Laquait had kept Evian in the game with earlier heroics. He was beaten on the stroke of halftime but Yohan Mollo's strike crashed off the right upright.