Kylian Mbappe: PSG striker smashes 45-year Ligue 1 record

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Mbappe, who won the World Cup with France in the summer, has now scored 10 goals and contributed four assists during his first seven matches this season.

Brazilian Neymar converted a penalty to give PSG a ninth-minute lead but the game took a dramatic turn when the hosts had Presnel Kimpembe sent off in the 32nd minute for a risky studs-up tackle on Tanguy Ndombele.

PSG was reduced to 10 men when defender Presnel Kimpembe was sent off with a straight red midway through the first half, but Lyon was also left with 10 men when Lucas Tousart picked up a second yellow in first-half stoppage time.

The France worldwide scored four of the five goals in a wild 14-minute second half spell after Neymar had opened the scoring with a first half penalty and both sides had been reduced to 10 men before half-time. "I insist we talk about the collective, we will have time to talk about me, Neymar". We wanted to win and make history in this championship.

Speaking about Mbappe post-match, Tuchel told reporters: "He did not have much luck against [Red Star] Belgrade [in the 6-1 Champions League rout of the Serbian champions]". We wanted this record.

"My son loves Mbappe a lot", Neymar said.

PSG manager Thomas Tuchel paid tribute to his players, who hold an eight-point lead over second-placed Lille and have scored 32 goals in nine goals.

"We have a new coach, a new philosophy, and we show that we can adapt".

After both teams had a player dismissed either side of half-time, PSG took control thanks to Mbappe goal blitz.

"But I'm not surprised, I know they are capable of special things".

"I congratulate Lyon - they are a great team and they were excellent in the first half". Mbappe has taken his total goal scoring tally to 8 in the league, this season.

And on such form, it surely won't be long until he is considered for the prestigious best player in the world accolade.

Lyon endured the worst possible start to the match, as star man Nabil Fekir was forced off injured in the seventh minute, and the hosts were awarded a spot-kick just seconds later.

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