Roux late winner caps Enyeama's 'keeping masterclass
Lille's French forward Nolan Roux is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the French L1 football match Lille vs Marseille on December 3, 2013 at the Pierre-Mauroy Stadium in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
Roux's sixth goal of the season was a bit harsh on a Marseille side that had several superb chances throughout the game but found Nigerian international goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama in imperious form.
Lille's win moved them to within a point of leaders Paris Saint Germain, who play Evian on Wednesday, while Marseille are nine points adrift of PSG and being threatened for fourth spot by Nantes, who grabbed a late winner in a 2-1 victory over struggling Valenciennes.
Monaco can turn up the pressure on PSG later on Tuesday by beating Nice away and move to within two points of the defending champions.
Enyeama moved past 1000 minutes in not conceding a goal -- since the 2-0 defeat by Nice on September 15 -- taking it to 1035 minutes.
The 31-year-old goalkeeper -- who captained Nigeria to their Africa Cup of Nations triumph earlier this year -- is second on the all-time top flight list behind Frenchman Gaetan Huard who in the 1992-1993 season didn't concede a goal for Bordeaux for 1176 minutes.
"What can I say! I am just enjoying the moment," Enyeama told Bein Sport.
"It's not just me, though, it is the whole group. We stay strong like a team. We have the spirit and the strength.
"I don't know what is possible now. All I can say is that I have a great team round me and a great set of coaches."
Going into the match there had been fears over how former Lille star Florian Thauvin would be received after a group of Lille supporters went to the airport and booed and hissed him when Marseille arrived for the match.
Thauvin -- in form of late with five goals in the last 12 games and creating another three -- produced not much of note in the first-half, save one wonderful mazy run deep into Lille territory and although he was dispossessed the ball fell to Mathieu Valbuena who found Andre-Pierre Gignac.
The former France striker shrugged off a defender and only had Enyeama to beat but the goalkeeper proved equal to the task blocking Gignac's shot and when the rebound fell to Valbuena his shot drifted wide.
One double save in the second-half in particular stood out, Dimitri Payet's fierce strike being batted away by Enyeama but straight to Gignac out wide right in the area, but his curling effort was tipped away by the goalkeeper.
Marseille's frustrating evening deepened when the ever lively Valbuena went down heavily on his left shoulder and had to be taken off immediately, leaving the pitch and trudging down the tunnel holding his left arm gingerly.
The game seemed to be petering out into a deserved share of the points only for Roux to reward Enyeama's superb display as he headed into the far corner.