Wissam Ben Yedder fired Monaco out of the Ligue 1 mire on Sunday with a stoppage time winner that earned an entertaining 3-2 win over Rennes.
Yedder pounced on Keita Balde’s flick two minutes into added time to lash house a strong left-foot end and ship Leonardo Jardim’s facet as much as 14th simply because it appeared as if a handball noticed by VAR had denied them the three factors.
Balde thought he had gained the sport for Monaco seconds earlier than when he capitalised on a dreadful error by Rennes goalkeeper Romain Salin to roll the ball into an empty internet, however the video assistants to identify him controlling the ball along with his hand.
Monaco began the weekend in 16th however dropped into the relegation playoff locations earlier than Sunday’s match. It appeared they’d keep there as soon as Balde’s purpose was rightly dominated out.
The late purpose means they’re now degree on 12 factors with Toulouse, Amiens and 12th-placed Rennes, who haven’t gained a match since August.
Monaco had taken the lead by Ben Yedder’s good end after simply two minutes. An exquisite solo run and end from Faitout Maouassa and Adrien Honou’s tap-in put Rennes forward simply after the break.
Monaco levelled after the away facet gifted the ball to Cesc Fabregas. The Spaniard rolled in Islam Slimani to attain within the 57th minute.
Earlier, Claude Puel continued his excellent begin as Saint-Etienne coach. Denis Bouanga’s stoppage time penalty at Bordeaux launched Puel’s facet into the highest half of the desk.
The 10-time French champions have been second-bottom in Ligue 1 after their house loss to Metz late final month however have gained three straight, the final two below Puel. Their turnaround in type, which incorporates victory over native rivals Lyon in Puel’s first match, has moved them to ninth, forward of 10th-placed Marseille’s conflict with Strasbourg.
Bordeaux in the meantime missed the possibility to maneuver into the Champions League positions with their second house loss the bounce.