Goals from Julien Feret, Syam Ben Youssef and Vincent Bessat earned a 10-man Caen side a comfortable 3-1 away victory over Troyes this evening, continuing their impressive start to the new Ligue 1 campaign.
The game produced very few chances early on, but Caen capitalised at the first opportunity in the 21st minute, as Feret caught hold of Ronny Rodelin's through-ball to push his side into a 1-0 advantage.
The save was to prove vital given that the hosts then went on to double their lead just before the break, this time as Ben Youssef broke loose from a corner to prod home inside the six-yard box.
Caen's lead looked to be threatened when goalscorer Ben Youssef was given a second yellow card in the 55th minute, but the visitors responded by notching a third through Bessat just seven minutes later.
Troyes were able to grab one back through Quentin Othon late on, but it proved to be a mere consolation as Caen cruised to all three points.