November 7, 2012
Sochaux 2-1 Evian Thonon Gaillard
Sochaux ended a four-match run without a win to climb out of the Ligue 1 drop zone as they saw off Evian.
First-half goals from Sloan Provat and Ryan Boudebouz, the latter from the penalty spot, put the hosts in control of the match.
Evian got one back through Youssef Adnane early in the second half and had chances to level it, but Sochaux hung on to take three vital points.
The home side scored the opening goal with their first real chance, Boudebouz whipping in a free-kick for Privat to head beyond the reach of Stephan Anderson.
Evian created chances to equalise, but Brice Dja Dejdje fired wide from the right side of the penalty area and Simon Pouplin kept out a powerful effort from Yannick Sagbo after a quick move from the visitors.
Instead it was Sochaux who got a second before the break, Djakaridja Kone guilty of handball from Boudebouz's corner and Boudebouz lashing a left-footed shot into the right side of the goal, narrowly beyond the diving goalkeeper.
Evian got back into the match in the second half, scoring in the 54th minute as Sidney Govou sent a long ball into the area and Adnane rose to head home.
They could have been level three minutes later when Kone fired narrowly wide from a good position after nice build-up play from Fabrice Ehret and Govou.
In the 78th minute, Pouplin did well to close down the advancing Sagbo, and he did enough to force the shot wide.
The last chance went to Sochaux as Privat narrowly missed the target on the counter-attack, but they had already done enough to win.
|Sochaux||Evian Thonon Gaillard|
|16 Simon Pouplin||30 Stephan Andersen|
|6 Cédric Kanté||21 Cedric Mongongu|
|27 Loïc Poujol||17 Aldo Angoula|
|14 Jérôme Roussillon||18 Daniel Wass|
|2 Sebastien Corchia||26 Brice Dja Djedjé|
|10 Ryad Boudebouz||24 Olivier Sorlin|
|24 Kalilou Traore||6 Djakaridja Kone|
|21 Vincent Nogueira||2 Mohammed Rabiu|
|9 Slovan Privat||28 Fabrice Ehret|
|18 Sébastien Roudet||8 Sidney Govou|
|12 Roy Contout||20 Yannick Sagbo|
|23 David Sauget||David Jarolim 23|
|13 Abdoul Razzagui Camara||Bertrand Laquait 16|
|28 King Osanga||Youssef Adnane 27|
|3 Banana Yaya||Guillaume Lacour 19|
|7 Rafael Dias||Kévin Berigaud 9|
|15 Ishmael Yartey||Eric Tié Bi 4|
|30 Papa Demba Camara||Cédric Cambon 22|
|David Sauget for Sebastien Corchia (75)||Youssef Adnane for Mohammed Rabiu (45)|
|Banana Yaya for Ryad Boudebouz (84)||Kévin Berigaud for Fabrice Ehret (65)|
|David Jarolim for Sidney Govou (84)|
|Loïc Poujol (70)||Youssef Adnane (69)|
|Aldo Angoula (90)|
|Yannick Sagbo (90)|
|· Rosters: Sochaux | Evian Thonon Gaillard|