Nice late penalty earns draw with St Etienne

16 December 2018 23:32 GMT

OGC Nice grabbed a late draw with both sides reduced to 10 men against Saint Etienne in Ligue 1 with Lois Diony goal cancelled out by Wylan Cyprien from a contested Kevin Monnet-Paquet foul with Christophe Herelle and Yannis Salibur was sent off.

Patrick Vieira OGC Nice coach, after the draw against Saint-Etienne 1-1: “I liked the positive spirit of the group. To be led and push to return to the score is positive. We have been at the level of envy. In the last quarter of an hour, we deserved better. (On the missed opportunity of Lees-Melou) I am rather disappointed for Pierre because he made a great match, one of his best matches this season. Wednesday it will put it may be at the bottom. It’s football. He Told Le Equipe

On the penalty

“If he gave it with the VAR is because there is a penalty. (Regarding his exclusion) The referee was a little too nervous tonight (smiles) . No, there were moments of tension. I do not control myself, I let it go”.

Jean-Louis Gasset was pleased with the point at Nice 

“Before the match, we would have signed for a point. After, we say that lead 1-0, 11 against 10, with two-three saves from Nice, we could have won. We stopped a series of defeats in Lyon and Bordeaux despite good matches. We also had a good game too. We have been solid defensively. We created opportunities and scored a goal. The point is therefore fair”.

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