St Etienne boosted their hopes of a top-three finish in Ligue 1 with a 1-0 victory over Montpellier on Sunday.
Max Gradel netted the game's only goal after 20 minutes at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
The result kept Christophe Galtier's side firmly in the hunt for a place in next season's Champions League qualification rounds.
The visitors arrived looking for their first win on the road since February and started brightly.
Paul Lasne escaped the attentions of the home defence thanks to Lucas Barrios'...