Monaco made it back-to-back Ligue 1 victories for the first time this season with a hard-fought 1-0 triumph over early season surprise package Angers.
Angers, which won promotion to the top flight last season, was second heading into the weekend but came unstuck at the Stade Louis II.
The only goal of the game came in the 35th minute, when Mario Pasalic tapped home at the back post after a well-worked set-piece.
Monaco's win leaves it sixth, but just two points separate it and second-placed Lyon.
Marseille beat Nantes 1-0 as it looks to build a much-needed run of form - Georges-Kevin N'Koudou scoring the winner in the 53rd minute.
Elsewhere, Nice was held 0-0 at home by lowly Lille.