Mauricio Pochettino chalks up his first win as PSG manager in his second game against Brest | Daily Mail Online

Mauricio Pochettino picked up his first win as Paris Saint-Germain manager after easing to a 3-0 victory over Brest at the Parc des Princes.

Moise Kean fired the French champions into the lead in the 16th minute before second half strikes from Mauro Icardi and Pablo Sarabia made the points safe.

The former Tottenham Hotspur manager will have been pleased by his side’s improvement following a disappointing 1-1 draw at St Etienne on Wednesday even if the home side still appeared to be a little lacklustre.

Mauricio Pochettino saw his Paris Saint-Germain side cruise to a 3-0 victory over Brest

Moise Kean opened the scoring in the 16th minute for PSG with a close range header

The French champions laboured at times on Saturday but rarely looked troubled as Pochettino marked his first home game with all three points.

Marquinhos’s header bounced off the post and into the path of Italy forward Kean, who tapped in for his ninth goal in 13 league games.

It took a quick save from Gautier Larsonneur to deny Marquinhos shortly afterwards as PSG kept the pressure on, although the home side were far from convincing and left it late to wrap it up.

Icardi doubled the tally nine minutes from time with a cool finish from Kylian Mbappe’s pass, before Sarabia added the third two minutes later with a crossed shot. 

Kean was later congratulated on his display by Pochettino after being substituted

Mauro Icardi replaced Kean and went on to score the second goal with nine minutes left

The 48-year-old had been out of work for 14 months prior to taking over at PSG following his sacking from Spurs and he will be desperate to at least land the league title that PSG have won in seven of the last eight seasons. 

PSG remain in second spot but are now just one point off the summit after league leaders Lyon could only draw 2-2 at  Rennes having scored twice to rescue a point in the final 11 minutes. 

Former Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier put the hosts ahead after 20 minutes with a deft strike from just inside the area.

Benjamin Bourigeaud made it 2-0 on 56 minutes from close range but Memphis Depay’s superb volley gave the visitors some hope in the 79th minute.

Pablo Sarabia (right) celebrates after scoring PSG’s third to keep them in the title hunt

PSG are now just one point off the top of the table following their victory over Brest

Jason Denayer equalised as he latched onto Depay’s cross with eight minutes remaining.

Lille are third behind second-placed PSG on goal difference after Burak Yilmaz’s goal earned them a 1-0 victory at bottom club Nimes. 

Pochettino could land some silverware in his next match in charge when PSG take on Marseille in the French Super Cup.

It will be a battle of the former Tottenham bosses in the encounter on Wednesday, with Andre Villas Boas in the opposing dugout. 

Mauricio Pochettino chalks up his first win as PSG manager in his second game against Brest

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