Lens see off fellow strugglers St Etienne

PARIS - Racing Lens needed a debatable late penalty to beat fellow strugglers St Etienne 1-0 in Ligue 1 on Tuesday.

Brazilian striker Eduardo scored in stoppage time after the referee ruled Toifilou Maoulida was brought down but television replays of the incident were inconclusive.

Lens climbed a place to 13th while 10-times champions St Etienne remained fourth from bottom.

There are nine games scheduled for Wednesday including champions and leaders Girondins Bordeaux visiting Toulouse.