St Etienne stretched their unbeaten run to nine matches in all competitions with a comfortable 3-1 win over Lille in Ligue 1.
Robert Beric, Arnaud Nordin and Nolan Roux fired the goals as the hosts overwhelmed Lille, who slipped to a fourth consecutive defeat.
Renato Civelli hit back for Lille but the visitors hardly looked likely to mount any serious battle for even a share of the spoils.
Beric's third league goal of the campaign set the home side on their way, with 18-year-old midfielder Nordin claiming...
Ola Toivonen scored twice as Toulouse maintained their promising start to the new Ligue 1 season with a 2-1 win in Lille.
Pascal Dupraz's side, who went into the midweek round of matches in sixth, kept pace with the early pacesetters following a goal in each half from the veteran Swedish forward.
Toivonen, who had an indifferent spell in England with Sunderland last season, put the visitors ahead on 12 minutes with a fine individual goal after running through the home defence.
Lille equalised on...
Benjamin Moukandjo's second-half penalty clinched Lorient a 1-0 home win against Lille and their first Ligue 1 success of the season.
Striker Moukandjo converted from the spot in the 76th minute after Lille substitute Stoppila Sunzu had handled.
Lorient halted a run of four straight defeats since the start of the season, but remain bottom of the table on goal difference.
Majeed Waris' header was well saved in the bottom corner by Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama just before Moukandjo broke the deadlock,...
Monaco returned to the top of the Ligue 1 table thanks to a thumping 4-1 win in Lille.
Goals from Djibril Sidibe, Adama Traore, Fabinho and Kamil Glik ensured a comfortable evening in Lille for Leonardo Jardim's men, who underlined their title ambitions with a 3-1 victory over Paris St Germain before the international break.
Defeat for Lille means they have still only won once in the league this season, a slender 1-0 triumph against Dijon.
The visitors made a thrilling start when Sidibe, against...