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De Melo lifts Lille four points clear

Published: Saturday 29 January 2011, 23.43CET
LOSC Lille Métropole remain clear at the top of Ligue 1 courtesy of a narrow win against RC Lens as Paris Saint-Germain FC kept up the pressure with a victory at AC Arles-Avignon.
De Melo lifts Lille four points clear
Túlio De Melo celebrates scoring the winner against Lens ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 29 January 2011, 23.43CET

De Melo lifts Lille four points clear

LOSC Lille Métropole remain clear at the top of Ligue 1 courtesy of a narrow win against RC Lens as Paris Saint-Germain FC kept up the pressure with a victory at AC Arles-Avignon.

LOSC Lille Métropole restored their four-point gap at the top of Ligue 1 with a narrow win against RC Lens after second-placed Paris Saint-Germain FC persevered with a victory of their own at AC Arles-Avignon.

The league leaders came through after Túlio De Melo scored the only goal (68) ten minutes after coming off the bench. That restored their advantage over PSG, who had moved to within a point earlier in the day with a 2-1 win at Arles thanks to Mevlüt Erdinç's double (17, 49).

Olympique Lyonnais and Stade Rennais FC slipped three points behind PSG, however, after losing at Valenciennes FC and FC Sochaux-Montbéliard respectively. Lyon succumbed to second-half strikes by Milan Biševac and Grégory Pujol but it was even worse for Rennes, who were overwhelmed 5-1 at Sochaux. Modibo Maiga's efforts (19, 85) sandwiched goals by Marvin Martin (43), Ideye Brown (52) and a Ryad Boudebouz penalty (73), which ensued goalkeeper Nicolas Douchez's dismissal.

Elsewhere, two goals from Bakary Sako (18, 32) earned AS Saint-Étienne a 2-1 victory over Toulouse FC, Kevin Gameiro followed suit in FC Lorient's 2-0 success against Stade Brestois 29, while SM Caen won by the same scoreline at home to AJ Auxerre.

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LilleLille1-0LensLens

De Melo 68

Venue: Lille

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ArlesArles1-2PSGPSG

N'Diaye 57

Mevlüt Erdinç 17, 49

Venue: Arles

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SochauxSochaux5-1RennesRennes

Marvin Martin 43, Brown 52, Boudebouz 73 (p), Maiga 19, 85

Boukari 54

Venue: Montbeliard

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LorientLorient2-0BrestBrest

Gameiro 62, 70

Venue: Lorient

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CaenCaen2-0AuxerreAuxerre

Nivet 59, Traoré 87

Venue: Caen

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ValenciennesValenciennes2-1LyonLyon

Biševac 51 (p), Pujol 58

Bastos 70

Venue: Valenciennes

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St-EtienneSt-Etienne2-1ToulouseToulouse

Sako 18, 32

Tabanou 51

Venue: St Etienne

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