FC Sochaux lost to Nancy at home in Ligue 1, perhaps surprised by the spirited effort from the away side.
Nancy beat Sochaux impressively in Ligue 1 to lift off the bottom of the table.
Having lost their last three matches, it was vital that Nancy picked up all three points in this game, and they did so in a performance unexpected of a team in their position.
Nancy had an excellent start, and earned it with a slice of luck with Loic Poujol handling in the penalty area after just seven minutes.
Benjamin Moukandjo converted the resultant penalty, and Nancy’s confidence was immediately sky high.
Florent Zitte doubled their lead shortly before half time. A quick break saw Zitte put through by Djamel Bakar, and he finished with aplomb from just outside the box.
Sloan Privat smashed home from close range for Sochaux in injury time, but it was too late.
Sochaux will now be wary of being dragged down into the relegation scrap themselves, and losses to teams below them such as Nancy will not help their cause.
Watch official Ligue 1 video highlights below: