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Stadium Municipal (ATT 15,097) 25th September 2013 - Kick off 18:00 Ref: W Bien

Toulouse Toulouse vs Lorient Lorient

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M Braithwaite (71)

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Last Updated: 25/09/13 8:43pm

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Pavle Ninkov fights for the ball with Raphael Guerreiro.

Pavle Ninkov fights for the ball with Raphael Guerreiro.

A second-half goal from Martin Braithwaite clinched a first home win of the Ligue 1 season for Toulouse as Lorient went down 1-0.

Le Tefece had collected just three points from their opening five matches but registered their first victory last time out, Braithwaite scoring in Friday's come-from-behind win at St Etienne, and five days later the Dane struck again to make it two in a row.

Lorient, who saw a late equaliser from Vincent Aboubakar ruled out for offside, have now lost four away matches this term and sit two points clear of the relegation zone.

Wissam Ben Yedder found the back of the net for Toulouse after four minutes but the offside flag stopped them taking an early lead.

Braithwaite then fed Aymen Abdennour for a shot that beat goalkeeper Baptiste Reynet but not covering defender Raphael Guerreiro.

The visitors failed to make the most of two good opportunities before the break. First Yann Jouffre dribbled around Ali Ahamada only for Abdennour to put in a last-ditch tackle.

And, on the half-hour mark, Jouffre took charge of a free-kick but saw his effort rebound off a post.

Toulouse started brightly after the break but Braithwaite could only find a post with a header from close range, before Issiaga Sylla forced Reynet to make a save with his outstretched foot.

They would take the lead in the 72nd minute, though, Ben Yedder heading Abdennour's pass into Braithwaite's path for the Dane to fire home with a little deflection off the frame of the goal.

But with time running out, Toulouse thought they had thrown two points away when Aboubakar stole in behind the defence to meet Mathieu Coutadeur's through-ball.

He finished with aplomb but his celebrations were cut short as he caught sight of the raised flag on the Stadium Municipal touchline.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Paris St Germain 38 89
2 Monaco 38 80
3 Lille 38 71
4 St Etienne 38 69
5 Lyon 38 61
6 Marseille 38 60
7 Bordeaux 38 53
8 Lorient 38 49
9 Toulouse 38 49
10 Bastia 38 49
11 Reims 38 48
12 Rennes 38 46
13 Nantes 38 46
14 Evian Thonon Gaillar 38 44
15 Montpellier 38 42
16 Guingamp 38 42
17 Nice 38 42
18 Sochaux 38 40
19 Valenciennes 38 29
20 AC Ajaccio 38 23