Valenciennes beat Evian 2-1; Toulouse see off Sochaux 2-0; Ayew heads OM past St Etienne

Valenciennes 2 – Evian 1 (Ligue 1, December 23, 2012) A Rudy Mater cross was helped on inadvertently by Aldo Angoula into the path of Pujol, who controlled  to put Valenciennes 1-up. Evian drew level when Yannick Sagbo set up strike partner Saber Khlifa in the 34th.The decisive moment  came in the second half as as Djakaridja Koné was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Opa Nguette. With quarter of an hour remaining, Mater and Anthony Le Tallec combined to set up José Saez to score his first goal since September last year which turned out to be the winner.

Toulouse 2 – Sochaux 0 (Ligue 1, December 23, 2012) (Official Highlights.) Adrien Regattin and Emmanuel Riviere scored for Toulouse.

Marseille 1 – St Etienne 0 (Ligue 1, December 23, 2012) Andre Ayew headed home a Rod Fanni cross for 1-0 in first-half injury time.