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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)

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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
Pos Team P Pts
1 Paris St Germain 33 79
2 Monaco 33 69
3 Lille 33 63
4 St Etienne 34 57
5 Lyon 33 54
6 Marseille 33 51
7 Bordeaux 33 45
8 Reims 33 45
9 Toulouse 33 44
10 Lorient 33 41
11 Bastia 33 41
12 Nantes 33 40
13 Rennes 34 39
14 Nice 33 39
15 Montpellier 33 38
16 Evian Thonon Gaillar 33 38
17 Guingamp 33 35
18 Sochaux 33 30
19 Valenciennes 33 29
20 AC Ajaccio 33 20