Sao Paulo kept the pressure on Campeonato Paulista leaders Palmeiras with a 4-1 win away to Noroeste on Sunday.
Visitors Sao Paulo took the lead through a penalty from goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni 35 minutes into the match at Estadio Dr Alfredo de Castilho.
Midfielder Marlos doubled the lead on the hour mark, before forward Dagoberto made it 3-0 on 76 minutes.
Defender Halisson pulled one back for the hosts two minutes later, but substitute Ilsinho struck in the 90th minute to restore the three-goal advantage.
The win keeps Sao Paulo second, one point behind top-of-the-table Palmeiras.
Noroeste are one point from safety in 17th place.
Corinthians lost ground on the top two after going down 2-1 at home to Sao Caetano.
The mid-table visitors led through goals in each half from forward Eduardo, the first from the penalty spot just nine minutes in.
Paulinho got a goal back for the hosts on 80 minutes, but they were unable to take anything from the game.
The defeat sees Corinthians fall six points behind Palmeiras.
Sao Caetano are up to eighth.
In other matches, fourth-placed Santos also dropped points in a 0-0 draw away to Americana.
Linense defeated Bragantino 2-1 at home, while Oeste came from behind to beat visitors Ponte Preta by the same scoreline.
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