PARIS (AP) — Second-placed Lens made it 10 straight home wins in the French league after beating struggling Auxerre 1-0 on Saturday.
Poland winger Przemyslaw Frankowski nailed a penalty kick in the 59th minute with a powerful strike past goalkeeper Benoît Costil, who guessed the right way.
Auxerre finished with 10 players after defender Isaak Touré was sent off midway through the second half, for a second yellow card after fouling forward Florian Sotoca.
Northern side Lens, which has won all of its home games so far, moved to three points behind leader Paris Saint-Germain.
Lens extended its unbeaten league run to nine games and leads third-placed Marseille by five points.
Marseille played later Saturday and looked to make it six wins in a row when it faced Lorient at home. Lyon hosted lowly Strasbourg.
PSG is at Rennes on Sunday.
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