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Saint-Etienne 1-1 PSG: Mauricio Pochettino’s first match ends in draw

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Italian Moise Kean has now scored 10 goals for PSG since joining on loan from Everton in the close season

Mauricio Pochettino’s first game in charge of Paris St-Germain did not go according to plan as the champions lost ground on leaders Lyon with a draw at Saint-Etienne.

Romain Hamouma tapped in the opener after Idrissa Gueye lost possession on the edge of of the PSG area.

Moise Kean equalised three minutes later when he swivelled and fired home from close range.

PSG are now second, three points behind Lyon, who beat Lens 3-2 earlier.

Pochettino’s side leapfrogged Lille on goal difference after Christophe Galtier’s men suffered a surprise 2-1 home defeat by Angers.

Pochettino, confirmed as Thomas Tuchel’s successor on Saturday, saw PSG dominate possession, but struggle to create many clear-cut chances in central France.

On the other hand, Saint-Etienne, looking to extend their unbeaten run to seven matches, tested visiting goalkeeper Keylor Navas with strikes from Mathieu Debuchy and Denis Bouanga.

Home goalkeeper Jessy Moulin pulled off a good save to deny Argentine winger Angel di Maria and PSG substitute Pablo Sarabia fired over from close range in stoppage time.

Line-ups

Saint-Étienne

Formation 4-4-2

  • 30Moulin
  • 26Debuchy
  • 2Moukoudi
  • 4RetsosBooked at 77mins
  • 5Kolodziejczak
  • 18NordinSubstituted forAouchicheat 83′minutes
  • 33Gourna-Douath
  • 28YoussoufSubstituted forAbiat 83′minutes
  • 22Monnet-PaquetSubstituted forBoudebouzat 63′minutes
  • 21HamoumaSubstituted forMoueffekat 83′minutes
  • 20BouangaSubstituted forSissokoat 88′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bajic
  • 7Boudebouz
  • 9Abi
  • 13Trauco
  • 17Aouchiche
  • 31Sissoko
  • 32Rivera
  • 34Moueffek
  • 36Gabard

PSG

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Navas
  • 31DagbaSubstituted forPembeleat 63′minutes
  • 4Kehrer
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 25Bakker
  • 27GueyeSubstituted forDraxlerat 63′minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 6Verratti
  • 21Herrera
  • 11Di MaríaSubstituted forSarabiaat 84′minutes
  • 18Kean
  • 7Mbappé

Substitutes

  • 16Rico
  • 19Sarabia
  • 22Diallo
  • 23Draxler
  • 30Letellier
  • 32Pembele
  • 34Simons
  • 36Ruiz-Atil
  • 37Fadiga

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