PARIS, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Paris St Germain needed a stoppage time winner from striker Fabrice Pancrate to defeat visiting Troyes 2-1 on Sunday and stay in the hunt for second place in Ligue 1.
PSG opened the scoring in the dying seconds of the first half with a penalty converted by Pedro Pauleta after Uruguayan striker Cristiano Rodriguez was brought down by Troyes defender Floria Bourcansaud.
Troyes striker Georges Ba levelled 10 minutes into the second half by heading home a Benjamin Nivet corner.
PSG's winning goal came three minutes into injury time when Pauleta set up Pancrate.
PSG stay fourth on 37 points, two adrift of second-placed Girondins Bordeaux who won 1-0 at Monaco on Saturday. AJ Auxerre are third on 38 points after defeating Lens 1-0.
After their 2-0 win at Nancy on Saturday leaders Olympique Lyon have a 14-point advantage at the top of the table, a record in Ligue 1 after 22 matches.
St Etienne's home match with Toulouse on Sunday was halted after 15 minutes because of a frozen pitch.
Olympique Marseille due to host Rennes in the last game of the weekend later on Sunday.