Monaco moved off the bottom of the Ligue 1 table with a comprehensive 4-0 win at Troyes.
The Principality outfit have endured a shocking start to the new campaign but they have now recorded their first win since September and only their third of the season.
Serge Gakpe (pictured) put Monaco ahead after 21 minutes at the Stade De L'Aube.
Monaco were then reduced to ten men when Diego Perez picked up his second yellow card after 32 minutes - but that did not hamper their efforts as second half strikes from Camel Meriem (72 pen), Yaya Toure (85) and Marco Di Vaio (90) sealed victory.
Lille moved into second thanks to a 1-0 win over Marseille.
The only goal arrived for the home side on the stroke of half time when midfielder Mathieu Bodmer struck.