MX23RW : Tuesday, November 19 03:53:23| >> :600:4728984:4728984:
Sep 24, 2019 at 8pm UK at ​Stade Louis II (Monaco)
Attendance: 9,358
MonacoMonaco
3-1
Nice
Golovin (29', 74'), Ben Yedder (80')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Burner (54')

Result: Aleksandr Golovin brace fires Monaco to first win of season

Result: Aleksandr Golovin brace fires Monaco to first win of season
© Reuters
Monaco had to wait until the seventh league match of the season to record their first win.

A double from Aleksandr Golovin inspired Monaco to their first Ligue 1 win of the season as they beat Nice 3-1 at the Stade Louis II.

Monaco had to wait until the seventh league match of the season to record their first win, following three defeats and three draws.

Leonardo Jardim's team took the lead in the 29th minute when Golovin fired the ball into the top corner for his first goal of the season, only for Nice to level the tie just after half-time through Patrick Burner.

Following the equaliser, Monaco retook the lead thanks to a second from the Russian midfielder before Wissam Ben Yedder's strike sealed the three points.

The French forward had been in good form going into the game, with four goals already this season following his summer move from Sevilla, before he added a fifth from just six appearances.

After a quiet start to the game, Monaco took the lead after a clever move from a corner, as the ball was pulled back to 23-year-old Golovin, who expertly placed the ball into the top corner to give his side the lead.

The home side were denied another, when VAR judged there was an offside before Islam Slimani hit the ball into the back of the net.

Monaco continued to put the pressure on the Nice defence towards the end of the second half but were unable to find a second goal.

Nice started the second half brightly and were rewarded for their intensity in the 53rd minute when Burner found himself at the edge of the box after a corner was blocked by the Monaco defence, and he took a touch before smashing the ball into the net to level the scores.

Against the run of play, Monaco took the lead for a second time after a long ball found Slimani, who went around his defender before squaring the ball to Golovin for his second of the evening.

Minutes later, the hosts secured the result without a doubt when goalscorer Golovin turned provider, sliding the ball into the box for substitute Ben Yedder to turn home to make it 3-1.

In the final minutes of the match, Nice continued to attack the Monaco goal and were kept at bay by some strong defensive tackles, reducing Patrick Vieira's men to shots from range.

Monaco squandered an opportunity to extend their lead further in stoppage time, when Ben Yedder sent a curled effort straight at goalkeeper Walter Benitez in the Nice net.

body check tags ::
Share this article now:
Instagram - Follow Sports Mole
Adrien Silva in action for Leicester City in the EFL Cup on September 25, 2018
Read Next:
Adrien Silva set for Monaco loan?
>

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool12111028101834
2Leicester CityLeicester128222982126
3Chelsea1282227171026
4Manchester CityMan City1281335132225
5Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd12453139417
6Arsenal124531617-117
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd124441612416
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves123721615116
9Bournemouth124441515016
10Burnley124351718-115
11Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124351517-215
12Crystal Palace124351016-615
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle124351118-715
14Tottenham HotspurSpurs123541817114
15Everton124261318-514
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham123451420-613
17Aston Villa123271720-311
18Watford12156823-158
19Southampton122281129-188
20Norwich CityNorwich122191128-177

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!