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French Ligue 1

Stadium Municipal (ATT 13,001) 30th November 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Sebastien Desiage

Toulouse Toulouse vs Sochaux Sochaux

Toulouse 5

W Ben Yedder (28, 45, pen 62)
P Sirieix (47)
L Zouma (og 90+3)


Sochaux 1

E Mayuka (7)

Toulouse thrash Sochaux

Last Updated: 01/12/13 2:23pm

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Wissam Ben Yedder: Celebrates for Toulouse

Wissam Ben Yedder: Celebrates for Toulouse

Wissam Ben Yedder's hat-trick helped Toulouse recover from losing an early goal to thrash Ligue 1 strugglers Sochaux 5-1 on Saturday night.

Ben Yedder cancelled out Emmanuel Mayuka's seventh-minute opener with his first and made it 2-1 on the stroke of half-time.

Pantxi Sirieix added a third two minutes after the restart before Ben Yedder completed his treble from the penalty spot.

And the visitors' misery was completed when Lionel Zouma, who gave away the penalty, put through his own net in injury time.

Toulouse remained in mid-table despite the win, but already Sochaux's hopes of avoiding the drop are looking bleak. This was a ninth league loss of the campaign.

It got off for a flying start, though, as Sebastien Corchia picked out Mayuka in the area and his low shot beat Ali Ahamada.

Serge Aurier had a shot blocked by keeper Simon Pouplin as the hosts sought an immediate response and the leveller arrived in the 28th minute.

Martin Braithwaite retrieved a lost ball on the left and crossed to the back post where Ben Yedder was on hand to slam home from three yards.

The 23-year-old striker scored again before the break, beating Joseph Lopy on the edge of the area before taking his time to pick his spot.

Ben Yedder turned provider two minutes into the second half, delivering a quick pass for Sirieix to curl an effort into the top corner from 25 yards.

And the former France Under-21 international got his third in the 61st minute, sending Pouplin the wrong way from the spot after Zouma had been penalised for a handball.

There was no way back for Sochaux, but they showed some fight, Sanjin Prcic bringing a smart save out of Ahamada and the providing the corner which Zouma headed just over.

Zouma was on target in the third minute of added time, but at the wrong end as he impressively volleyed home Toulouse's fifth from Serge Aurier's cross.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
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1 Marseille 19 41
2 Lyon 19 39
3 Paris St Germain 19 38
4 St Etienne 19 36
5 Monaco 19 32
6 Bordeaux 19 31
7 Nantes 19 30
8 Rennes 19 28
9 Reims 19 28
10 Montpellier 19 26
11 Nice 19 22
12 Guingamp 19 22
13 Lille 18 21
14 Toulouse 19 21
15 Lorient 19 20
16 RC Lens 19 19
17 Metz 19 19
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 18 19
19 Bastia 19 18
20 Caen 19 15