MONACO STUN LEADERS LENS
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
On-loan signing from Everton Alex Nyarko opened the scoring for the Principality side after 29 minutes and they doubled their lead just three minutes into the second half through playmaker Ludovic Giuly.
Burundi-born striker Shabani Nonda wrapped up the victory after 52 minutes to give Dider Deschamps his second win in charge of Monaco which lifts them into the top half of the table for the first time this season.
Auxerre missed the chance to move clear at the top of the table as Abedelhafid Tasfaout's last minute goal earned Guingamp a 2-2 draw.
Narcisse Olivier Kapo Obou had fired Auxerre in front after 69 minutes, but Blaise Kouassi drew the sides level just three minutes later.
Khalilou Fadiga's penalty eight minutes from time had looked like giving Auxerre all three points until Tasfaout's late intervention.
Lille moved into second place with a hard-fought 2-1 win at home over Bastia courtesy of a last-minute winner from Bruno Cheyrou.
Fabrice Jau had given the visitors the lead in the 65h minute, but Abdelilah Fahmi equalised just five minutes later and Cheyrou grabbed the winner when it looked like they may settle for a draw.
Metz climbed out of the bottom three with a comfortable 2-0 home win over high-flying Lyon.
Philippe Gaillot was the hero for the home side grabbing a goal in each half (37,71) to wrap up victory for the home side.
Marseille secured their first win of the season in the battle of the strugglers against Nantes with a superb 2-0 win at the Stade Velodrome.
Former Everton striker Ibrahima Bakayoko netted two late goals in the last four minutes to leave last season's champions rooted to the bottom of the table and still searching their first win of the season.
Troyes gained an important 1-0 win away to Rennes thanks to a 69th minute strike from Medhi Leroy.
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