A Juninho penalty after 12 minutes gave Lyon a lead that Anthony Reveillere doubled six minutes later before Sylvain Monsoreau (41) got Monaco back in it.
But Karim Benzema scored just after the break to seal the win and move Lyon three points clear of Nancy, who have two games in hand and play Sochaux on Sunday
Copyright (c) PA Sport 2007, All Rights Reserved.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms