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Sports News of Sunday, 27 November 2016


Waris Majeed & Moukandjo score in six-goal fiesta

The Ghana and Cameroon forwards both put their name on the scoresheet but Les Merlus were held by Metz on Saturday evening

Ghana forward Abdul Majeed Waris scored his first Ligue 1 goal of the season as Lorient were held to a 3-3 draw by Metz at the Stade Saint-Symphorien on Saturday.

Cameroon star Benjamin Moukandjo scored a brace for the visitors to take his tally for the season to six goals in 14 games, but they were denied all three points by the hosts with two goals in the space of three minutes by substitute Thibaut Vion.

Defender Simon Fallete opened scoring for Metz on 11 minutes before Waris got his first goal of the season and the equalizer five minutes later.

Moukandjo set himself up as the star of the second half as he got his first on 54 minutes before adding the second from the penalty spot seven minutes later.

However, the game was turned around by the inspired substitution made by coach Philippe Hinschberger who brought on Vion for Opa N'Guette with fifteen minutes left to play.

The 22-year-old Frenchman wasted no time in scoring his first on 75 minutes and converted a second three minutes afterwards to rescue a point his side.

The point meant that Metz moved up two places to eleventh spot but for bottom-placed Lorient the search for survival continues.