Jan 25, 2013 at 7.30pm UK at ​Stade Nungesser
Valenciennes
0-2
Lyon

Nguette (51')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Fofana (8'), Gomis (28')
Fofana (53'), Malbranque (58'), Bisevac (71')

Result: Early goals seal win for Lyon

Lyon are back at the top of Ligue 1 after beating Valenciennes 2-0 this evening.

Two first-half goals were enough for Lyon to take a win against Valenciennes in Ligue 1 this evening.

Lyon forward Bafetimbi Gomis celebrates a goal against Valenciennes on January 25, 2013© AP Photos

The home side made a bright start to the match, but it was Lyon who made the early breakthrough, Gueida Fofana curling the ball into the bottom corner of the net.

Bafetimbi Gomis, who was a late addition to the side, was a handful early on, forcing two quick-fire saves from the hosts before sending the ball inches wide.

The striker got his reward in the 26th minute when Alexandre Lacazette beat the Valenciennes defence to get a cross to Gomis, who smashed the ball in from close range.

Valenciennes started well after the break, Anthony Le Tallec forcing a save from Remy Vercoutre, before Gomis looked for his second for Lyon.

Gomis continued to look threatening throughout the second half, but Lyon was content to ease off as full time drew nearer, happily protecting their two-goal advantage.

The win puts Lyon back at the top of the Ligue 1 table, while Valenciennes jump a place to 11th.

Bafetimbi Gomis celebrates after completing his hat-trick against Marseille on November 28, 2012
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