Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 Lorient: Kylian Mbappe and Moise Kean on the scoresheet for hosts as they ease to victory over 10-man visitors to keep up pressure on Ligue 1 leaders Lille
- Kylian Mbappe put Paris Saint-Germain ahead from penalty spot in 51st minute
- The penalty came after Andrew Gravillon was sent off for Lorient on Wednesday
- Moise Kean then wrapped up the three points on the hour mark in Paris
- PSG have stayed just one point behind Ligue 1 leaders Lille after their victory
Paris Saint-Germain stayed hot on the heels of Ligue 1 leaders Lille as goals from Kylian Mbappe and Moise Kean earned them a 2-0 home win against 10-man Lorient on Wednesday.
Mbappe, with a penalty, and Kean found the net in the second half after the visitors had Andrew Gravillon sent off to move up to second on 31 points from 15 games.
They trail Lille, who beat bottom side Dijon 2-0 away earlier, by one point, and are one ahead of third-placed Lyon after they conceded a last-gasp goal in a 2-2 home draw against 10-man Stade Brestois.
Kylian Mbappe and Moise Kean sealed the victory for Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night
The French World Cup winner, with his daring blue haircut, celebrates after netting his penalty
Marseille in fourth, who have two games in hand, lost 2-1 at Rennes after being reduced to 10 men in the first half.
But in Paris, PSG finally got the job done after a frustrating opening period against Lorient.
Despite having 81 per cent possession in the first half, Thomas Tuchel’s side struggled to create many clear-cut chances.
And it was Lorient’s Terem Moffi who had the best opportunity, but he fired wide when through clean on goal.
Mbappe slotted the ball into the bottom corner leaving Lorient with plenty of work to do
Andrew Gravillon was sent off for the visitors before Mbappe netted the penalty in Paris
But then the match was effectively decided less than five minutes into the second half at the Parc des Princes.
Lorient full back Gravillon was harshly sent off for a nudge on Mbappe in the penalty area.
And the Frenchman then duly converted the resulting spot-kick into the bottom corner.
Then Kean put the result to score his eighth goal since joining on loan from Everton after Rafinha had set him up.
Kean put the result beyond by netting on the hour mark at the Parc des Princes