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  1. Neville has still not won a league game
  2. Previous match was 7-0 thrashing by Barcelona

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By Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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So we'll leave you there. Valencia's next game is against Barcelona in the Copa del Rey second leg on Wednesday. Will Gary Neville still be in charge then?

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Daniel Hodson: When Neville said the Valencia job won't affect England role. I don't think he meant he will be sacked by next England game 

Just a reminder if you've joined us late and don't follow La Liga closely - Real Betis, who still haven't named a new manager after Pepe Mel's exit, hadn't won in 12 games in all competitions - a run stretching back to early December.

They overtake Valencia in the table - both sides are four points above the relegation zone.


It's nine La Liga games without a win for Gary Neville.

Seconds left.

Antonio Adan is Real Betis' hero. Alvaro Negredo heads the ball onto Rodrigo, who looks like he'll make it 1-1. But the goalkeeper makes himself so big and spreads himself so well to block the shot.

Brilliant goalkeeping.

Real Betis are taking their time with everything now. As you'd expect. There's 90 seconds left.


We're well into the four minutes of injury time now.



Valencia think they've gotten out of jail here as Shkodran Mustafi heads home but it's ruled out for offside. It probably should have been allowed - but so should Real Betis' one a few minutes ago.


Ruben Castro, the goal scorer, gets a standing ovation as he comes off for Real Betis. Didier Digard replaces him.

Valencia get lucky as Andre Gomes barges over Charly Musonda. He had already been booked but doesn't even concede a free-kick here.

Gary Neville is screaming at his players. He's furious. Time is running out in this game. Is time running out for his job?

Juan Manuel Vargas curls the free-kick just over. It's hard to see any way back for Valencia.

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Vivek K Singh: Why Valencia appointed Neville? Easy, they want to win league title next season, Segunda Division, that is. Pure Genius! 

ZNic82: Watched Valencia live last season don't recognise them now, pretty sure Spanish singing sacked in the morning, he should walk 

Paul Moore: I think ... "Gary Neville's Valencia" is an anagram of "Remi Garde's Aston Villa"


Gary Neville's substitute Jose Luis Gaya gets a second booking - for fouling the excellent Charly Musonda - and Valencia end the game with 10 men.

Valencia threaten to counter quickly from a corner but Alfred N'Diaye does brilliantly to stop the move.

Rodrigo has a chance out of nothing as Betis' defence fail to deal with a long ball forward from Valencia keeper Mathew Ryan. It breaks to the substitute, who takes a touch and smashes the ball wide from just outside the box.

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Valencia have escaped here. Jorge Molina heads the ball home, the hosts think they're 2-0 up but it's been ruled out for offside.

It's borderline, it could easily have been allowed.


How is Wilfried Zahibo still on the pitch? He's just fouled Charly Musonda.

And Gary Neville has spotted that he's a red card walking and replaces him with Santiago Mina.

The Frenchman goes off the pitch to a load of whistles from the home support.

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Herschell Bennett: The parallel between Fergie 1986 and Neville 2016 is obvious but the latter won't be given 3 years to get it right.

Valencia midfielder Wilfried Zahibo is very lucky to avoid a second yellow card for fouling Jorge Molina.

Home fans aren't happy with the lack of a booking.


Real Betis keeper Antonio Adan is booked for time wasting.


Real Betis bring off Ricky van Wolfswinkel, who worked hard and assisted the goal. On comes Jorge Molina.

The one thing I will say for Gary Neville's reign so far is that Valencia have scored four late equalisers in his eight games in charge so they always have hope.


Real Betis' Dani Ceballos goes into the book for a late lunge on Antonio Barragan - the eighth yellow card of the game, but only the second to the hosts.

Valencia have a corner as Rodrigo's cross to Andre Gomes is headed away. This is a rare chance to create an opportunity...

But it's easily cleared.

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Should Neville get more time?

Ray Johnson: I wouldn't let him manage Salford City.

Denis Cheryshev, who made his Valencia debut in that 7-0 defeat by Barcelona, comes forward but his cross (?) to Alvaro Negredo is so poor, it goes straight into Antonio Adan's hands. It might have been a shot, impossible to tell.

Whatever it was, it was bad.

Juan Manuel Vargas, who was the man to block Alvaro Negredo's shot off the line a while ago, fires the free-kick over. No real swerve or dip behind it.

Valencia really need something to go their way here to get back into this.


Jose Luis Gaya and Wilfried Zahibo double team Charly Musonda to bring the winger down. Gaya is the man penalised and booked luckily enough for Valencia. Zahibo had already been booked.

Real Betis have found some real confidence in this second half - they don't look like a team who haven't won in 12 games.

Valencia, however, look every inch a side who haven't won in 11 La Liga games (eight under Gary Neville, three before him).

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Should Neville get more time?

Hris: The concern for Gary must be that these league are all coming against the lesser sides.

Steve Howes: What's all these he will be a great manager comments? He's following the same path to failure as other ex-United players who manage


Valencia boss Gary Neville makes his first change of the game, winger Sofiane Feghouli is replaced by former Bolton forward Rodrigo.

Juan Manuel Vargas's free-kick from out left is headed over by former Sunderland midfielder Alfred N'Diaye. Valencia in real trouble here.


Real Betis' Dani Ceballos pulls off a great piece of skill to bamboozle Wilfried Zahibo, whose only option is to bring him down and get a booking.

Charly Musonda is making his debut in professional football after joining Real Betis on loan from Chelsea. The 19-year-old Belgian has been impressive on the wing and he puts in a cross which almost finds a team-mate.

Real Betis are inches away from another chance but Ruben Castro can't quite get the ball under control in the box and Valencia escape.

Los Che are on the ropes here.

A reminder that Real Betis have only won one game at home in La Liga all season - against David Moyes' Real Sociedad...