Table-toppers Marseille beat Nantes 2-0

(AP Photo/Claude Paris)

MARSEILLE, France (AP) Florian Thauvin scored one goal and created another to help Marseille beat Nantes 2-0 Friday and provisionally extend its lead atop the French league to four points.

The 21-year-old Thauvin, a France youth international, put Marseille in front with his fourth league goal this season then found defender Rod Fanni with a fine cross for his team's second goal as Nantes' nine-match unbeaten run came to an end.

After its seventh consecutive home win, Marcelo Bielsa's team tops the standings with 34 points, with Nantes trailing 10 points behind in fifth position after 15 games.

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