It was a long time coming but Monaco are finally up and running under Thierry Henry, courtesy of Radamel Falcao’s winner at Caen on Saturday.
Monaco, champions in 2017, had drawn two and lost four of Henry’s first six games in charge but Falcao’s 54th minute opener was enough to see off fellow strugglers Caen.
The 1-0 victory cut the gap on Caen to two points following Henry’s first win in seven matches as boss but it was not enough to lift Monaco out of the Ligue 1 relegation zone.
Falcao broke the deadlock shortly after the restart following a goalless first half with a free kick that beat Brice Samba in the Caen goal.
Youri Tielemans then looked to have the game sewn up late on but his effort hit the woodwork.
Caen pushed for an equaliser with Yoel Armougom, Prince Oniangue and Paul Baysse all having efforts on goal but Monaco held on for only their second win all season and first since Aug. 11.