Rabiot's double lifts PSG over Toulouse

Paris, France ( - A goal in each half from Adrien Rabiot helped PSG to a 3-1 victory over Toulouse at the Parc des Princes on Saturday, moving the defending champions to the top of Ligue 1.

Rabiot was on target midway through the opening half to give PSG a 1-0 lead at the break, and he added a second goal in the 48th minute to double the advantage.

Toulouse answered through Wissam Ben Yedder three minutes later, but Thiago Silva wrapped up the win 15 minutes from time with a goal that takes PSG one point clear of Lyon and three above Marseille.

The hosts failed to create much in the way of offensive chances in the first 25 minutes, but they put together a nice team goal to take the lead in the 27th.

Javier Pastore fed a pass into the penalty area for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and he played a nice backheel into the path of Rabiot, who swept home a left-footed shot from the edge of the box.

Pastore was the architect of the second goal shortly after the break when he worked his way down the right wing and beat a defender before setting up Rabiot with a low cross that the 19-year-old finished off for his second goal of the contest.

Ben Yedder scored his eighth goal of the campaign for Toulouse on a header after a flick from Aleksandar Pesic, but Silva ensured that all three points stayed in the French capital as he latched on to a free kick from Jean- Christophe Bahebeck to redirect the ball past goalkeeper Ali Ahamada.

Bastia climbed to 10th place after a 2-1 home victory against Lille that saw Giovanni Sio and Floyd Ayite each score for Bastia to overcome a 17th-minute goal from Lille's Ryan Mendes that opened the scoring.

Bordeaux came away from Rennes with a 1-1 draw as Wahbi Khazri converted a penalty kick in the 78th minute, while Emiliano Sala scored twice to lead Caen to a 4-1 triumph over Lens.