Reims scored twice in a commanding first-half performance to beat Strasbourg 2-1 and return to winning ways after two straight defeats in the French league.
The hosts took the lead in the 10th minute when Amir Richardson hammered a simple cut-back into the roof of the net.
Mohamed Daramy doubled their lead three minutes before half-time when he finished off a quick counterattack.
Kevin Gameiro scored a late consolation from the penalty spot for Strasbourg, but it was too little too late for the visitors who have now gone seven games without a win in Ligue 1.
The result consolidated Reims' fifth place after defeats to Paris Saint-Germain and Rennes.
They now have 23 points from 14 matches, equal with fourth-place Lille, who play Metz on Sunday.
Strasbourg are 14th with 13 points from 13 games.
PSG top the league with 30 points, one point ahead of Nice.
Australian Associated Press