Angers have closed the gap on second place Monaco to two points after beating Monaco themselves 3-0 in convincing and comfortable victory at the Stade Jean Bouin.
A first half double from top scorer Cheikh N’Doye and one from Mohamed Yattara wrapped up the win early in the second half, to get the home side back on winning ways, as Monaco suffered their first league defeat since November.
Danijel Subasic was called into action after 15 minutes, when he managed to turn Billy Ketkeophomphone’s long-range effort, but the Monaco goalkeeper was picking the ball out of his net shortly after, when N’Doye tapped home, after Romain Thomas’ header hit the upright.
Angers dominated proceedings in the first half, with Subasic denying both Ketkeophomphone and Gilles Sunu, but his hard work was undone once again, when N’Doye doubled his tally, bundling home after Sunu saw his effort crash against the cross bar.
The result was confirmed when Yattara poked the ball home after N’Doye mishit his shot, from Sunu’s curling cross.
Monaco weren’t at the races in this game, and failed to create any chance of note, but Guido Carrillo stung the palms of Alexandre Letellier in the Angers goal.