Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen leads Ligue 1 top scorers chart

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Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen after firing a brace on Wednesday as Lille crushed Saint-Etienne to 3-0 in their fixture emerged leader in the top scorers chart.

The 20-year-old netted twice to slot in the top of the Ligue 1 scoring charts as his tally rose to four goals from the season’s opening three matches.

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Victor Osimhen fired in the hosts’ opener shortly before the break and sealed the points with a fine turn-and-strike 15 minutes from the end.

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Jonathan Bamba had added the second from the spot six minutes earlier after being upended by Mathieu Debuchy.

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Lille sit on six points after their second straight home win, level with five clubs including champions Paris Saint-Germain.

Saint-Etienne, who drop down to 13th after their first defeat of the new campaign, were left to rue a penalty award being chalked off by VAR in the 80th minute.

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The VAR footage showed that Lille’s Jonathan Ikone had touched the ball with his shoulder rather than his arm.

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