Lyon 1 Saint-Etienne 1: Arsenal flop Mathieu Debuchy nets last minute equaliser Arsenal flop Mathieu Debuchy nets last minute equaliser in fierce derby

Lyon's poor defending value the staff as soon as once more as proper again Mathieu Debuchy scored a last-minute equalizer for native rival Saint-Etienne in a 1-1 draw on Sunday.

Debuchy, a current signing from Premier League Arsenal, was left unmarked contained in the penalty space to steer in a shot off the publish from Remy Cabella's left-wing cross.

 Mathieu Debuchy scored a last-minute equaliser for St-Etienne

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Mathieu Debuchy scored a last-minute equaliser for St-Etienne

The previous Newcastle defender's excessive occurred whereas his former aspect  Arsenal have been experiencing an almighty low: the Gunners have been thrashed three-zero by Manchester Metropolis in the Carabao Cup last.

Arsene Wenger's aspect's type mirrors that of Lyon who’ve solely two factors from the previous 5 video games conceding eleven objectives and the membership's hopes of securing a prime-three end and a spot in subsequent season's Champions League are fading quick. Fourth-place Lyon are 5 factors behind third-place Marseille.

A brilliantly executed aim from striker Mariano Diaz, his fifteenth of the season, gave Lyon a nineteenth-minute lead.

The environment was far much less hostile than the corresponding fixture in November, when the referee stopped the sport late on as Saint-Etienne followers descended from the stands. Lyon ahead Nabil Fekir appeared to spark that invasion by taking off his shirt and elevating it in entrance of indignant residence followers after his second objective of the night time in a 5-zero win.

 Mariano opened the scoreline in the derby

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Mariano opened the scoreline in the derby
 Lyon fans display Fekir holding his shirt before the game

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Lyon followers show Fekir holding his shirt earlier than the sport

The 2 groups are bitter rivals with 17 league titles between them, together with a French-document 10 for Saint-Etienne as soon as the darling of French soccer in the halcyon days of midfield nice Michel Platini. However Lyon has been the superior group for a few years, profitable seven titles from 2002-08.

With Lyon on prime, Ruffier made a fantastic one-handed save to tip away Memphis Depay's roller near the interval. Diaz virtually had a second aim on the hour mark when he ran onto Fekir's intelligent cross, however Ruffier saved once more. Fekir limped off shortly after with a sore proper knee.

Saint-Etienne grew in confidence and virtually equalized in the seventy fifth when striker Robert Beric's shut-vary shot was brilliantly blocked by Marcelo. Then, the spectacular Cabella made the distinction for the equalizer.

Saint-Etienne is in twelfth place.

Lyon's poor defending value the staff as soon as once more as proper again Mathieu Debuchy scored a last-minute equalizer for native rival Saint-Etienne in a 1-1 draw on Sunday.

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