European hopefuls Saint-Etienne boost chances in win over Sochaux
MAR 23, 2014 11:06a ET
Saint-Etienne forward Mevlut Erding opened the scoring when he headed in a cross from Yohan Mollo in the 46th minute.
The hosts doubled the lead in the 51st when winger Franck Tabanou converted a rebound after Sochaux goalkeeper Yohann Pele palmed away a volley from Renaud Cohade.
Sochaux substitute Edouard Butin pulled one back in the 66th by flicking home a low cross from Sebastien Corchia.
Sochaux was reduced to 10 men in the 81st when striker Cedric Bakambu received a second yellow card for handling the ball while attempting to score, but Erding sealed the win in the 89th when he converted a pass from Brazilian forward Brandao.