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Real Sociedad 3-0 Elche

David Moyes
David Moyes had to wait more than two weeks for his first home game in charge of Real Sociedad

Ex-Arsenal striker Carlos Vela scored a hat-trick as David Moyes secured his first win as Real Sociedad manager.

Vela, who struggled to make an impact in England, inspired La Real against Elche in former Manchester United boss Moyes's first home game in charge.

The Mexican headed in from close range after three minutes, then struck either side of the break with low drives.

Moyes has four points from two games after a goalless draw against Deportivo La Coruna in his first match.

After having to wait more than two weeks for his first home game with the San Sebastian club, Moyes's debut in front of his new team's supporters could not have gone better.

Despite lots of empty seats at Sociedad's Anoeta Stadium, the hosts began brightly and were ahead when Vela turned in a right-wing cross with a powerful header inside 180 seconds.

It was the kind of potent attacking play which helped them beat Atletico Madrid in their previous home match, and also the type of display which produced their only other league win of the season - a victory over Real Madrid.

But Sociedad have struggled against less high-profile opponents, with only one win from their previous 10 matches.

Elche, though, were obliging opponents and never looked like forcing their way back into the match.

Vela doubled his tally for the night and the season on the half-hour mark when he raced through and slotted a low shot past Elche keeper Przemysław Tyton.

And he completed his hat-trick with a clever toe-poked effort from 12 yards shortly after half-time.

The victory moves Sociedad up from 16th to 12th in La Liga, while Elche remain 19th.

Carlos Vela celebrates
Carlos Vela had only scored twice this season before his hat-trick against Elche

Line-ups

Real Sociedad

  • 13Zubikarai
  • 2Martínez
  • 4Elustondo
  • 15AnsotegiBooked at 5mins
  • 24De la Bella
  • 5Bergara
  • 8Granero
  • 11VelaSubstituted forCastroat 87'minutes
  • 10Prieto Argarate
  • 16CanalesBooked at 14minsSubstituted forPardo Gutiérrezat 71'minutes
  • 9AgirretxeSubstituted forFinnbogasonat 8'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Rulli
  • 7Finnbogason
  • 14Pardo Gutiérrez
  • 17Zurutuza
  • 18Castro
  • 19Berchiche Izeta
  • 22Estrada

Elche

  • 25Tyton
  • 2Suárez
  • 4Rodríguez Lombán
  • 18Pelegrín
  • 5CismaBooked at 82mins
  • 20FajrSubstituted forMendes Rodriguesat 45'minutesBooked at 62mins
  • 8González MoralesBooked at 28mins
  • 6MosqueraSubstituted forAlonso Martínat 76'minutes
  • 17Rodríguez RomeroBooked at 76mins
  • 22Cristian de Jesus
  • 9HerreraSubstituted forCorominasat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Corominas
  • 11Mendes Rodrigues
  • 14Alonso Martín
  • 19Giménez Candela
  • 21Albácar Gallego
  • 24Pasalic
  • 31Freixanet Viejo
Referee:
Carlos Velasco Carballo
Attendance:
17,000

Match Stats

Home TeamReal SociedadAway TeamElche
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away1
Fouls
Home15
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Real Sociedad 3, Elche 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Real Sociedad 3, Elche 0.

Xabi Prieto (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Domingo Cisma (Elche).

Attempt saved. Coro (Elche) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Jonathas (Elche) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Coro.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Sociedad. Gonzalo Castro replaces Carlos Vela.

Attempt saved. Rubén Pardo (Real Sociedad) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Alfred Finnbogason (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sergio Pelegrín (Elche).

Booking

Domingo Cisma (Elche) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Carlos Martínez (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Domingo Cisma (Elche).

Hand ball by Rubén Pardo (Real Sociedad).

Attempt missed. Esteban Granero (Real Sociedad) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alfred Finnbogason.

Substitution

Substitution, Elche. José Ángel replaces Pedro Mosquera.

Booking

Víctor Rodríguez (Elche) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Víctor Rodríguez (Elche).

Foul by Rubén Pardo (Real Sociedad).

Rodrigues (Elche) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Sociedad. Rubén Pardo replaces Sergio Canales.

Foul by Domingo Cisma (Elche).

Xabi Prieto (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Rodrigues (Elche) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Coro.

Attempt blocked. Markel Bergara (Real Sociedad) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jonathas (Elche) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Jonathas (Elche) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gorka Elustondo (Real Sociedad).

Booking

Rodrigues (Elche) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Rodrigues (Elche).

Alberto De la Bella (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Coro (Elche) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jonathas.

Substitution

Substitution, Elche. Coro replaces Cristian Herrera.

Foul by Jonathas (Elche).

Carlos Martínez (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Damián Suárez (Elche).

Sergio Canales (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jonathas (Elche) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Markel Bergara (Real Sociedad).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 28th November 2014

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid12100246113530
2Barcelona129123062428
3Atl Madrid1282223121126
4Valencia1273224111324
5Sevilla127231916323
6Malaga126331512321
7Celta Vigo125521712520
8Villarreal125341714318
9Ath Bilbao124351013-315
10Getafe12426916-714
11Rayo Vallecano124261524-914
12Real Sociedad133461516-113
13Eibar123451319-613
14Levante12336926-1712
15Espanyol122551216-411
16Granada12255617-1111
17Almería12246914-510
18Dep La Coruña122461221-910
19Elche132471227-1510
20Córdoba120751020-107
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