Lille striker Jonathan David consolidated his position as the top scorer in the French league by netting twice in a 2-2 draw with Monaco on Friday as defending champion Lille stayed in the bottom half of the table.
Monaco rallied from a two-goal deficit to salvage a point despite having a player sent off and provisionally moved into seventh place, four points outside the top four spots.
“We dropped two points,” Lille coach Jocelyn Gourvennec said. “We miss that grit to finish off the game.”
David converted a penalty in the fifth minute after Strahinja Pavlovic stomped on Xeka’s foot while blocking a shot from the Lille midfielder. He then doubled the lead in the ninth minute by notching his 10th league goal. David chased a ball over the top from Tiago Djalo and held off Ruben Aguilar before beating Alexander Nübel from close range.
The Canada striker, who played in his…