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An own goal from defender Arnold Bouka Moutou in injury time helped Rennes to a 1-0 win over Angers as the Brittany side leapfrogged the promoted team in the French league standings

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PARIS — An injury-time own goal from defender helped Rennes to a 1-0 win over Angers as the Brittany club leapfrogged the promoted side in the French league standings.

Following 90 minutes of goalless action, the game looked set for a stalemate but substitute Bouka Moutou deflected a corner from Paul-Georges Ntep with a header that left keeper stranded.

Petric had made what appeared to be a decisive save in the 87th minute when he denied Kamil Grosicki's close-range effort as well as parrying captain Romain Danze's header.

Rennes provisionally moves to fifth place, with Angers one point behind in sixth.

Runaway leader Paris Saint-Germain has a 24-point lead over Monaco ahead of Saturday's game at home to Lille.

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