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French Ligue 1

Auguste Delaune 18th October 2013 - Kick off 19:30 Ref: Mikael Lesage

Reims Reims vs Toulouse Toulouse

Reims 1

P Oniangue (59)
A Devaux (S/O 85)


Toulouse 2

O Trejo (42)
M Braithwaite (pen 88)

Toulouse move on up

Last Updated: 18/10/13 10:56pm

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Floyd Ayite and Serge Aurier tangle.

Floyd Ayite and Serge Aurier tangle.

Toulouse moved up to seventh in Ligue 1 after a winning penalty by Martin Braithwaite two minutes from full-time guided them to their fourth win in five games with a 2-1 success at Reims.

Oscar Trejo had put the visitors ahead three minutes before half-time with Prince Oniangue equalising after 58 minutes.

The game appeared to be heading for a draw only for Antoine Devaux to foul Clement Chantome in the box which saw the Reims player sent off and Braithwaite firing down the middle to claim a second successive win for Toulouse.

It was tough on Reims but takes Toulouse to within six points of Monaco at the top of the table.

The visitors had the first chance when Trejo's close-range volley forced Kossi Agassa down for a good save.

It was then Reims' turn to attack, Nicolas de Preville firing in a fierce shot which Ali Ahamada blocked with difficulty.

The goalkeeper was again called upon when Floyd Ayite found Gaetan Charbonnier and his header was thwarted by Ahamada.

With half-time approaching, Toulouse took the lead. Braithwaite crossed towards Wissam Ben Yedder who laid the ball to Trejo in front of goal and he slotted the ball past the onrushing Agassa.

Chantome's curling free-kick was seized by Agassa and then moments later his team were level.

Aissa Mandi combined with Courtet on the left and he in turn freed Oniangue at the edge of the area who then curled a shot home.

Ayite then unleashed a curling free-kick with Ahamada pulling off a world-class save to prevent the hosts from going ahead.

The clock was ticking down and a draw appeared likely until Devaux's intervention which saw him leaving the field and Braithwaite firing Toulouse to victory.

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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