David Beckham and Paris Saint-Germain celebrate league title in Lyon

• Lyon 0-1 Paris Saint-Germain
• PSG claim title but club must await disciplinary panel result

David Beckham won yet another league title, in his fourth country, as Paris Saint-Germain celebrated their first championship in 19 years following a 1-0 win at Lyon.

The former England captain has won titles with Manchester United, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy and now PSG and is hoping to be offered another year's contract at the French club.

Jérémy Ménez's 53rd-minute strike was enough to end the capital club's long wait to reclaim the French crown and seal a first title since their big-spending Qatari owners took charge.

PSG's title will not, however, be confirmed until a league disciplinary panel meets to decide whether to impose a points deduction following allegations that their sporting director, Leonardo, barged a referee.

The Brazilian will attend a hearing before the end of the season after he was charged for an incident that took place in the tunnel after PSG's 1-1 draw with Valenciennes at the Parc des Princes last weekend.

Reports have suggested PSG could be handed a two-point ban, with the club now seven points clear of their nearest-rivals, Marseille, with two games to play.

Leonardo was handed a preliminary sanction in midweek which prevented him from joining the PSG staff on the touchline or in the dressing room at Stade Gerland on Sunday night.

A healthy travelling support did make the trip to Lyon and after a nervy first half the match was decided by Ménez.

Thiago Motta won the ball in midfield and, after playing a one-two with Zlatan Ibrahimovic down the right, he picked out Ménez to fire in a low, angled shot.

The final whistle sparked celebrations from the away side and their manager, Carlo Ancelotti, who has now masterminded domestic titles in his native Italy, England and France.

Ancelotti, who has been linked with a move away from PSG in the summer, also led the club to the quarter-finals of the Champions League this season before they were knocked out by Barcelona on away gaols.

In other matches on Sunday, Evian completed a memorable week by hauling themselves out of the relegation zone with a 4-0 win over European hopefuls Nice.

Evian beat Lorient by the same scoreline to reach their first Coupe de France final in midweek and a Saber Khelifa double ensured they were among the goals again.

Kévin Bérigaud and Mohammed Rabiu also found the target to move Evian two points clear of the drop zone.

St Etienne's European bid faltered with a 3-1 loss at Lorient. After dominating the first half, the hosts went ahead five minutes after the break through Kévin Monnet-Paquet.

Fabien Robert doubled the lead in the 67th minute and, although Kurt Zouma pulled one back 11 minutes from the end, Yann Jouffre made the points safe in injury time.

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