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Wins for Monaco, Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1

France forward Wissam Ben Yedder’s league-leading 14th goal has helped Monaco beat Lyon 2-0 at home and move up from eighth to fourth in Ligue 1.

Fourth place earns a Europa League spot next season.

Ben Yedder’s cross set up the opening goal for Brazilian midfielder Jean Lucas, who headed home in the third minute.

The lead was doubled by Ben Yedder when clipped a delicate chip over the goalkeeper from Sofiane Diop’s pass in the 27th.

It was his 62nd goal in 106 games since joining Monaco three years ago.

In the day’s other game, Saint-Etienne scored three late goals to beat high-flying Montpellier 3-1 and move off the bottom of the table.

Forward Elye Wahi put Montpellier ahead in the 11th minute when he turned in right back Arnaud Souquet’s cross.

It was the 19-year-old Wahi’s sixth league goal of the season.

Saint-Etienne substitutes Romain Hamouma and Arnaud Nordin netted inside the last 10 minutes before forward Wahbi Khazri added the third goal in stoppage time.

The defeat and Monaco’s win dropped Montpellier to seventh while Saint-Etienne are two points adrift of safety in 19th spot.

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