AS Monaco seal 2-0 home win over Angers in Ligue 1

Breel Embolo helped Monaco to victory against Angers.
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Breel Embolo and Aleksandr Golovin scored in the second half as Monaco beat bottom side Angers 2-0 in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Monaco moved one spot up to sixth in the league standings on 24 points after 13 matches, three points adrift of the top four, while Angers stayed bottom on eight points.

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Embolo scored in the 53rd minute when he turned in substitute Vanderson's cross from close range, finishing off a clever team move.

The goal came as a relief for the hosts, who missed a chance to take the lead in the 40th minute when captain Wissam Ben Yedder's penalty was saved by Angers goalkeeper Yahia Fofana.

Second-half substitute Golovin wrapped up the win in the 69th minute with a sensational strike from outside the box after an assist by Kevin Volland.

Angers had been awarded a penalty in the first half after Adrien Hunou surged into the box and tumbled, but VAR overturned the decision and the forward was booked for diving.