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Valencia 0-1 Sporting de Gijón

Andre Gomes and Alvaro Negredo
Valencia have not won a league game since beating Celta Vigo 5-1 on 8 November

Gary Neville's Valencia were booed by their own supporters after Antonio Sanabria's penalty eased Sporting Gijon's relegation worries.

Neville is still waiting for a first league win since taking charge of Valencia in December.

Former Barcelona B striker Sanabria, on loan from Roma, scored his fourth goal in two games after Danilo tripped Jony.

Alvaro Negredo missed three chances to equalise, heading one against the post, then chipping wide and blazing over.

Valencia, previously unbeaten at home in the league, then missed another great chance as Rodrigo Moreno and Sofiane Feghouli narrowly failed to connect with Zakaria Bakkali's left-wing cross.

At the other end, Australian goalkeeper Matty Ryan was fortunate not to concede a second penalty after barging into Carlos Carmona.

Valencia have not won any of the eight La Liga matches since former Manchester United and England defender Neville took charge and have gone a total of 11 league matches without a win, two short of equalling a club record.

Neville must attempt to lift his side in time for Wednesday's Copa del Rey semi-final first leg against Barcelona at the Nou Camp.

Line-ups

Valencia

  • 25Ryan
  • 19Barragán
  • 5Mustafi
  • 23Abdennour
  • 14Gayá Peña
  • 12Barbosa da SilvaSubstituted forParejoat 51'minutes
  • 15PérezSubstituted forRodrigoat 73'minutes
  • 21André Gomes
  • 8Feghouli
  • 7Negredo
  • 11PiattiSubstituted forBakkaliat 52'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Cavaco Cancelo
  • 4Santos
  • 10Parejo
  • 16Bakkali
  • 17Rodrigo
  • 20de Paul
  • 24Domenech Sánchez

Sporting Gijón

  • 1Cuéllar
  • 21VranjesBooked at 70mins
  • 2HernándezBooked at 59mins
  • 28Meré Pérez
  • 18López Blanco
  • 24Ait Atmane
  • 6Álvarez Díaz
  • 19Carmona
  • 33Arnaud NdiSubstituted forHalilovicat 77'minutes
  • 23Rodríguez MenéndezSubstituted forMenéndez Díezat 87'minutes
  • 20SanabriaSubstituted forMascarellat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Menéndez Díez
  • 9Guerrero
  • 13García Cabrera
  • 16Castro García
  • 17Mascarell
  • 22Pérez Rodríguez
  • 25Halilovic
Referee:
José Luis González González
Attendance:
35,367

Match Stats

Home TeamValenciaAway TeamSporting Gijón
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away21

Live Text

Match ends, Valencia 0, Sporting de Gijón 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Valencia 0, Sporting de Gijón 1.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Iván Cuéllar (Sporting de Gijón) because of an injury.

Zakaria Bakkali (Valencia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ognjen Vranjes (Sporting de Gijón).

Foul by Aymen Abdennour (Valencia).

Alen Halilovic (Sporting de Gijón) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Daniel Parejo (Valencia) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Zakaria Bakkali following a corner.

Corner, Valencia. Conceded by Jorge Meré.

André Gomes (Valencia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ognjen Vranjes (Sporting de Gijón).

Foul by André Gomes (Valencia).

Alen Halilovic (Sporting de Gijón) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Valencia. Conceded by Ognjen Vranjes.

Substitution

Substitution, Sporting de Gijón. Álex Menéndez replaces Jony.

Foul by André Gomes (Valencia).

Luis Hernández (Sporting de Gijón) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by José Gayá (Valencia).

Alen Halilovic (Sporting de Gijón) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Sporting de Gijón. Omar Mascarell replaces Antonio Sanabria.

Attempt missed. Rodrigo (Valencia) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Zakaria Bakkali with a cross.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Iván Cuéllar (Sporting de Gijón) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Álvaro Negredo (Valencia) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by José Gayá.

Attempt missed. Álvaro Negredo (Valencia) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Sporting de Gijón. Alen Halilovic replaces Dani Ndi.

Attempt missed. Dani Ndi (Sporting de Gijón) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Antonio Sanabria.

Foul by Antonio Barragán (Valencia).

Jony (Sporting de Gijón) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Valencia. Rodrigo replaces Enzo Pérez.

Foul by Enzo Pérez (Valencia).

Carlos Carmona (Sporting de Gijón) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

André Gomes (Valencia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Antonio Sanabria (Sporting de Gijón).

Attempt missed. Daniel Parejo (Valencia) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Zakaria Bakkali (Valencia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Isma López (Sporting de Gijón).

Booking

Ognjen Vranjes (Sporting de Gijón) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Zakaria Bakkali (Valencia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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