Remi Garde's Lyon outclassed struggling Bordeaux at Stade de Gerland, notching a 3-1 win as Bafetimbi Gomis scored a first-half brace before Michel Bastos sealed the win after the interval.

Anthony Modeste netted an 86th-minute consolation from the penalty spot for the visitors.

Toulouse joined Lyon on 17 points from eight matches played after Umut Bulut's goal on 59 minutes helped them to a 1-0 win over Nancy. 

Paris Saint-Germain remain hot on Lyon's heels after their 3-0 win on the road against Montpellier moved them to 17 points as well.

Kevin Gameiro opened the scoring in the 39th minute at the Stade de la Mosson, before Argentine Javier Pastore netted twice to seal the victory and propel PSG into second on the table.

Reigning champions Lille continued their stuttering start to the campaign, as a Kevin Monnet-Paquet goal deep into second-half injury time salvaged a 1-1 draw for Lorient at Stade Lille-Metropole.

Liverpool signing Joe Cole continued his bright start to life in France with a goal after 34 minutes, but Lille were forced to settle for a third consecutive draw after Monnet-Paquet's late intervention.

Nice and Dijon also played out a 1-1 draw at Stade Municipal du Ray, as did Valenciennes and Marseille.

Promoted club Evian continued to struggle against top-flight opposition, going down 2-4 at home to Caen.

Cedric Barbosa scored a double for the hosts, but his work was undone by goals from Caen's M'baye Niang, Gregory Proment, Frederic Bulot and Kandia Emile.