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Ben Yedder rescues Monaco as winning run ended by Lorient

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Monaco’s French forward Wissam Ben Yedder (L) shakes hands with Lorient’s French midfielder Fabien Lemoine at the end of the French L1 football match between AS Monaco and FC Lorient at The Louis II Stadium in Monaco on February 14, 2021. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP)


Wissam Ben Yedder scored twice including an injury-time equaliser as Monaco’s seven-game winning run in Ligue 1 ended Sunday following a 2-2 draw against a resurgent Lorient.

Nigerian forward Terem Moffi notched both goals for Lorient as they became the first team to take a point off Monaco in the new year, slowing the belated title push being made by Niko Kovac’s side.

Moffi converted a penalty to give Lorient the lead on seven minutes at the Stade Louis II after Monaco goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte brought down Democratic Republic of Congo international Yoane Wissa.

France striker Ben Yedder levelled from the spot early in the second half after a handball in the area, but Moffi put Lorient back in front on the hour with a composed finish after a loose pass from Djibril Sidibe.

The visitors looked on course for a fourth win in five outings only for Ben Yedder to hammer in a volley deep into stoppage time, for his 13th goal of the season.

Monaco are in fourth place and five points back of leaders Paris Saint-Germain, who are above Lille on goal difference. Lille can reclaim top spot when they host Brest later on Sunday.

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