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Paris Saint-Germain took a huge step towards securing their first ever back-to-back Ligue 1 title triumphs with a confident 2-0 win over Marseille in Le Classique.

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Edinson Cavani: Came off the bench to score

Edinson Cavani: Came off the bench to score

Following a goalless but entertaining first half on Sunday night, Maxwell needed just five minutes of the second to send the champions into a lead with his third of the season before substitute Edinson Cavani wrapped up all three points with little over 10 minutes to play.

Victory for Laurent Blanc's men, their third in a row in the league, takes them eight points clear at the summit after Monaco suffered defeat at St Etienne on Saturday.

Salomon Kalou scored his first hat-trick in Ligue 1 as Lille came from behind to beat Ajaccio 3-2 in a bad-tempered affair at the Stade Francois-Coty.

Despite falling behind to Junior Tallo's strike, the quickest goal this season in the French top flight, Kalou's effort from open play was sandwiched by two penalties to secure a first win on the road since October.

Remi Garde's team held on despite seeing Adama Soumaoro sent off late on.

Tallo had offered the Corsicans hope just before the break when he scored his second of the game to send the teams in level but a contentious second-half spot-kick proved enough to eventually separate the two sides as Ajaccio boss Christian Baroni was sent to the stands for his protests.

Lyon were held to their third goalless draw this season at the Stade Gerland by Montpellier in a game the hosts largely dominated from start to finish.

Clement Grenier tested visiting goalkeeper Geoffrey Jourdren from several free-kicks in what proved to be a hotly-contested duel but Montpellier held out to stretch their unbeaten league run to nine games.

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e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

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arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

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e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

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