An accomplished performance that included him grabbing a fine assist saw Nigeria international Moses Simon help Nantes see off the challenge of Toulouse with a 2-1 triumph at the Stade de la Beaujoire on Sunday afternoon.
Super Eagles winger Moses Simon was at his enterprising best as Christian Gourcuff’s men thrashed visitors Toulouse to rise to sixth on the Ligue 1 table.
The Canaries are back in the top ten after goals from and Abdoulaye You’re and Ludovic Blas were enough to claim all the three points against the team sat at the bottom of the French top flight, despite Liye Iseka grabbing a late consolation goal for the visitors.
Nantes started brightly against a side as poor in attack as in defense and, just before the break, grabbed the opener that their early output merited, albeit via a penalty. Toulouse’s Issiaga Sylla was adjudged to have handled the ball with his hand in the box, with You’re dispatching the resultant penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.
Moments after the interval, it was 2-0 to the home side when Moses Simon brilliantly laid a ball through for Ludovic Blas to send a right footed shot from very close range into the net.
Nantes controlled the game from that point on and should have sealed the victory one minute to regulation time but VAR overturned a Kalifa Coulibaly strike.
And deep into injury time, Toulouse grabbed their consolation goal when Aaron Leya Iseka converted from a spot kick conceded by Nantes Mehdi Abeid.