Depay answers critics with 2 goals as Lyon wins in Ligue 1
Depay had been criticized by his coach recently for publicly declaring he should start more games, comments ill received within the club considering the inconsistent nature of his performances.
Depay’s goals were a first-time curler from 20 meters and a brilliant free kick into the top corner from 30, taking the erratic Netherlands forward’s tally to five in 13 league games.
After Guingamp took a first-half lead, all of Lyon’s goals came in the second half, with highly rated midfielder Houssem Aouar and forward Maxwell Cornet scoring either side of Depay’s brace, and both set up by Depay. Aouar, who created Depay’s first goal, has the same season tally as Depay.
Forward Marcus Thuram — son of famed France defender Lilian Thuram — netted both for last-place Guingamp.
Nimes missed a penalty and then midfielder Faitout Maouassa was sent off in the 21st minute. Defender Loick Landre was also red-carded for a wild tackle on Algerian defender Youcef Atal on the stroke of halftime. Atal then scored a second-half winner.
Also, Amiens won at Toulouse 1-0.