LIGUE 1: PSG win for first time under Pochettino

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By David Awopetu

Mauricio Pochettino picked up his first win as Paris Saint-Germain manager after easing to a 3-0 victory over Brest at the Parc des Princes.

Moise Kean fired the French champions into the lead in the 16th minute before second half strikes from Mauro Icardi and Pablo Sarabia made the points safe.

The former Tottenham Hotspur manager will have been pleased by his side’s improvement following a disappointing 1-1 draw at St Etienne on Wednesday even if the home side still appeared to be a little lacklustre.

The French champions laboured at times on Saturday but rarely looked troubled as Pochettino marked his first home game with all three points.

Italy forward Kean, on loan from Everton, headed the opener against Brest and now has nine goals in 14 league appearances in France.

Argentina forward Mauro Icardi doubled the lead before Spain midfielder Pablo Sarabia scored from 20 yards.

PSG are one point behind leaders Lyon, who were held 2-2 at Rennes.

PSG, who were again without Brazil forward Neymar because of an ankle injury, lived dangerously before scoring two late goals to win for the first time since the former Tottenham and Southampton boss took charge on 2 January.

With third-placed Lille winning 1-0 away to Nimes, there is one point separating the top three in Ligue 1.

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