Mbappe helps PSG to beat St Etienne and extend lead

Mbappe helps PSG to beat St Etienne and extend lead
Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - AS Saint-Etienne v Paris St Germain - Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Etienne, France - February 17, 2019 Paris St Germain's Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot -
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PARIS (Reuters) - Kylian Mbappe's second-half strike earned Paris St Germain a 1-0 win at St Etienne as the French champions continued their inevitable march towards the Ligue 1 title on Sunday.

France striker Mbappe, who had not scored in his two previous league outings, found the back of the net in the 73rd minute to put Thomas Tuchel's side on 62 points from 23 games.

The result extended PSG's lead to 12 points after second-placed Lille, who have played two more games, were held goalless at home by Montpellier earlier on Sunday.

St Etienne are fifth on 40 points.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Clare Fallon)

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