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Summary

  1. Villarreal score four in the final quarter
  2. Sociedad boss Moyes had not lost in first three matches
  3. Earlier, Messi hat-trick inspires Barcelona win
  4. Espanyol led the derby before losing 5-1

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By Phil Dawkes and Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

Villarreal 4-0 Real Sociedad

And there is the full-time whistle. It is a first defeat for David Moyes as Real Sociedad boss and a humbling one at that. His side had not conceded in three before tonight but they were picked apart way too easily once Villarreal got their act together in the final quarter. You are not a world beater after one win, nor are you a joke after one defeat, but Moyes now knows he has some work ahead of him.

Villarreal 4-0 Real Sociedad

Pina almost gets in on the action but his shot from the edge of the box is blocked by a diving Sociedad defender. Real Sociedad are just praying for the whistle now to put them out of their misery.

Villarreal 4-0 Real Sociedad

It should be five. Enaut Zubikarai produces a superb save to tip over Trigueros' shot from eight yards out. Sociedad are completely shot here. This is a big wake up call for Moyes.

SUBSTITUTION

Villarreal 4-0 Real Sociedad

A thoroughly deflated Sociedad make a final change as Sergio Canales departs and is replaced by Pablo Hervias.

GOAL

Villarreal 4-0 Real Sociedad - Mui Gomez

Things go from bad to worse for David Moyes. This is getting embarrassing for Real Sociedad now. Mui Gomez has his second goal and he can thank away keeper Enaut Zubikarai, who allows his low shot from the edge of the box to find its way under his body and in. The keeper is not the only one to blame, though. Gomez was given an age to fire in his shot.

SUBSTITUTION

Villarreal 3-0 Real Sociedad

The home side's final change sees Bruno come off to a standing ovation. He has been very good to be fair. On comes Pina for the final six minutes.

SUBSTITUTION

Villarreal 3-0 Real Sociedad

The supplier of that last goal Denis Cheryshev departs and on comes Gerard Moreno. It is job done for the home side.

GOAL

Villarreal 3-0 Real Sociedad - Mui Gomez

This is turning into a drubbing for Moyes' side now. Mui Gomez has only just come on but he immediately makes his presence felt by playing a ball out wide to Denis Cheryshev before charging into the box to fire home the low cross. Back to the drawing board for Dave - his side have been picked apart ruthlessly tonight.

OptaJose: 8 - Denis Cheryshev has been involved in more goals than any other Villarreal player in La Liga this season (2 goals, 6 assists). Gunboat.

SUBSTITUTION

Villarreal 2-0 Real Sociedad

Moyes makes a change of his own with an injured Zurutuza being replaced by Alfred Finnbogason.

SUBSTITUTION

Villarreal 2-0 Real Sociedad

Off goes Uche for Villarreal and on comes Moi Gomez. There are 15 minutes left for Moyes and his men to salvage an unlikely point.

GOAL

Villarreal 2-0 Real Sociedad - Denis Cheryshev

And that should be that. Villarreal double their lead with a neat move that shifts the ball from a throw-in on the right to the left of the box via Luciano Vietto and Uche before Denis Cheryshev drives a low shot across the keeper and in to the bottom corner of the goal. David Moyes is staring his first La Liga defeat squarely in the face.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Villarreal 1-0 Real Sociedad

Luciano Vietto is justified in thinking the gods are against him tonight. He strikes a shot from range which beats the Sociedad keeper and hammers against the base of the post before deflecting away from danger.

Villarreal 1-0 Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad need to get a grip here. Uche drives forward into acres of space and is allowed to fire a low shot that flies just past the post.

Villarreal 1-0 Real Sociedad

Villarreal go close to making it 2-0 as Jonthan dos Santos finds space on the right to swing over a cross for Denis Cheryshev. Unfortunately for the home side, Cheryshev is unable to steer his volley on target. That would probably have buried Moyes' side.

GOAL

Villarreal 1-0 Real Sociedad - Bruno

That is what they can do with it! Bruno steps up and clips his shot over the wall and against the bar before the ball strikes the back of away keeper Enaut Zubikarai and into the net. I've put the goal down to Bruno but there is every chance that could go down as an own goal. Either way, Sociedad have conceded their first goal under David Moyes and they now have some work to do.

Villarreal 0-0 Real Sociedad

Here is a chance. Villarreal have a free-kick right on the edge of the box. What can they do with this?

Villarreal 0-0 Real Sociedad

Villarreal continue to press forward. Bruno tries a through-ball to Luciano Vietto in the box and it is just a tiny bit of weight away from perfection. Instead of reaching the striker it skips ahead of him and out of play.

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Rian Hoskins: Sociedad have squad that is capable of a top six finish. What Moyes will do is make sure no-one has an easy game against them

Tom Crossman: As a United fan, Moyes has my full support. It may not have worked out at United, but he will always have my full support.

Tom Foolery: David Moyes should be angry at United, he was never trusted. Hope he does well

Some heart-warming support for Moyes. Tiny Tim would be proud of you. God bless us, everyone

HITS THE WOODWORK

Villarreal 0-0 Real Sociedad

Finally, a bit of excitement. Luciano Vietto shows some neat skill to weave into a shooting chance on the edge of the box but his effort is tipped over by Enaut Zubikarai. Soon after, the young striker has another opening and this time beats the keeper but not the post, which is struck on the inside, with the ball flying back out before being hammered clear.

Villarreal 0-0 Real Sociedad

Manuel Trigueros swings in the Villarreal corner but Socieded are back organised and are able to clear with relative ease.

Villarreal 0-0 Real Sociedad

Carlos Vela still looks lively for Sociedad. He has won a free-kick on the right side of the box for a shove in his back as he charged to the byline. Sergio Canales whips it in and Uche heads it away at the near post. Villarreal charge straight down the other end on the counter and win a corner...

Carlos Vela
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Villarreal 0-0 Real Sociedad

Inigo Martinez is not a happy chap. He is forced to hammer the ball out to the far side in desperate fashion, mainly because he didn;t get a shout from a team-mate to tell him a Villarreal player was on his case. Six minutes gone in this half. Neither keeper has had a touch.

Villarreal 0-0 Real Sociedad

And now Inigo Martinez needs to be alert to cut out a low cross from Uche from the left.

Inigo Martinez
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Villarreal 0-0 Real Sociedad

Villarreal are on the attack early doors in the second half. Carlos Martinez is forced to dive in to halt a marauding run forward by Denis Cheryshev in the box.

KICK-OFF

Villarreal 0-0 Real Sociedad

We are up and running again in El Madrigal. Here's hoping we get a goal or two this half.

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Phil Bayley: I'm supporting Villarreal and whoever else happens to be playing Sociedad all season. I'll never forgive Moyes for breaking Utd

You've got to let it go Phil. It's nearly Christmas time and the last thing you need is three ghosts keeping you awake on the 24th

Magical Messi

Lionel Messi
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Messi scored his 21st La Liga hat-trick as Barcelona beat Espanyol 5-1

In case you missed the earlier game, I can inform you that Lionel Messi made sure that Cristiano Ronaldo didn't take all the headlines this weekend with a

hat-trick of his own as Barcelona beat local rivals Espanyol 5-1. It takes Barca back into second in La Liga and two points behind Ronaldo's Real Madrid.

HALF-TIME

Villarreal 0-0 Real Sociedad

David Moyes' team hang on to the break. It has not been a classic encounter by any stretch of the imagination, but Moyes will be happy that his side are still level in what is his biggest test to date as a La Liga boss. Villarreal were building up a head of steam towards the end of that half so the whistle will be welcome by the away side.

CLOSE!

Villarreal 0-0 Real Sociedad

Sociedad are in survival mode now. Uche sets alarm bells ringing with a pass that deflects up to Denis Cheryshev in the box, but he fluffs his volley. Then the winger drives a low ball right across the box that flies just a yard ahead of a sliding team-mate near the penalty spot.

YELLOW CARD

Villarreal 0-0 Real Sociedad

More fury from the home fans as Luciano Vietto is booked for a challenge on Inigo Martinez, which leaves the defender on the turf. They are right to be angry as well as Vietto won the ball and Martinez made a real meal of the situation. Baaaad form, Peter.

Villarreal 0-0 Real Sociedad

Villarreal are turning the screw a bit now. A couple of corners in succession pose a challenge for Real Sociedad but they do well to deal with both. You can see why Sociedad have yet to concede under Moyes. They are hard-working and well-drilled at the back. Inigo Martinez has flirted with disaster a couple of times, but beyond that it has been good stuff.

CLOSE!

Villarreal 0-0 Real Sociedad

The resulting free-kick beats the wall but does not dip enough to go under the crossbar. Close but no cigar from Bruno.

YELLOW CARD

Villarreal 0-0 Real Sociedad

Controversy! Luciano Vietto is through on goal after chesting a long ball forward past Inigo Martinez. The striker reaches the edge of the box and is about to pull the trigger before he is felled by a sliding tackle from Alberto De La Bella. The hoem crowd demand red, but it is a yellow card shown. The ref must have thought Ansotegi was able to get over and so De La Bella wasn't the last man.

Villarreal 0-0 Real Sociedad

Chaos in the Sociedad box as Jonathan dos Santos looks to nip the ball past a couple of challenges and into a shooting chance in the box. The ball deflects to Luciano Vietto but he is unable to get his shot on target. The stalemate continues.

Villarreal 0-0 Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad
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Carlos Vela is the outlet for Real Sociedad. He uses his pace on the left to break into Villarreal territory before swinging over a superb cross, which almost reaches David Zurutuza in the middle. It ends up swinging a yard ahead of the Sociedad striker.

Villarreal 0-0 Real Sociedad

Carlos Vela wins his side a corner after a terrible back-pass from Denis Cheryshev. Unfortunately for Sociedad, the resulting set-piece is swung straight into the grateful arms of Sergio Asenjo in the home goal.

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Darren Porter: Worth noting Moyes has previous with Villarreal, they ended Everton's dreams of reaching the Champs Lge Group Stage in 2005

Villarreal 0-0 Real Sociedad

Denis Cheryshev shows a superb touch to bring the ball down after it plummets in his direction from the sky. It gives him half a chance to get a shot on goal from inside the box but fails to generate enough power to beat Enaut Zubikarai.