Montpellier wins French title for first time
PARIS (AP) -- Montpellier won the French title for the first time after winning 2-1 at Auxerre on Sunday in a chaotic match which saw the players twice leave the field after crowd disturbances.
John Utaka scored in each half as Montpellier finished three points ahead of rival Paris Saint-Germain.
PSG piled on the pressure by winning 2-1 at Lorient, leaving Montpellier fans with an agonizing wait with the score at 1-1 as referee Said Ennjimi took the players off for a second time when Auxerre fans threw flares onto the field.
Riot police had to remove Auxerre supporters behind one of the goals before the match could resume. Utaka then scored his second goal in the 76th minute.
Caen and Dijon lost and were relegated with Auxerre.
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