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Rennes goes 4th in France after beating Saint-Etienne 2-0

PARIS (AP) Rennes' players needed time to shoot on target before Paul-Georges Ntep scored his first French league goal this season and inspired the Brittany side to a 2-0 win over Saint-Etienne on Sunday.

Rennes, which climbed to fourth, dominated the first half but missed several chances. Christian Gourcuff's team was more efficient after the interval, with Kamil Grosicki making it 2-0 in added time after Ntep had put the hosts in front in the 54th minute.

Yoann Gourcuff had been denied at 0-0 while Ntep and Adrien Hunou both missed chances. Rennes' efforts were finally rewarded when France international Ntep went inside the box, dribbled past defender Kevin Theophile-Catherine and fired a low shot at the near post.

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