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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


Real Sociedad

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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


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


Formation 4-4-2

  • 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


  • 10Corominas
  • 11Mendes Rodrigues
  • 14Alonso Martín
  • 19Giménez Candela
  • 21Albácar Gallego
  • 24Pasalic
  • 31Freixanet Viejo
Carlos Velasco Carballo

Match Stats

Home TeamReal SociedadAway TeamElche
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Real Sociedad 3, Elche 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Real Sociedad 3, Elche 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Domingo Cisma (Elche).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Sociedad. Gonzalo Castro replaces Carlos Vela.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Sergio Pelegrín (Elche).

  11. Booking

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Domingo Cisma (Elche).

  14. Post update

    Hand ball by Rubén Pardo (Real Sociedad).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Elche. José Ángel replaces Pedro Mosquera.

  17. Booking

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Víctor Rodríguez (Elche).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Rubén Pardo (Real Sociedad).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 28th November 2014

As It Stood

1Real Madrid12100246113530
3Atl Madrid1282223121126
7Celta Vigo125521712520
9Ath Bilbao124351013-315
11Rayo Vallecano124261524-914
12Real Sociedad133461516-113
18Dep La Coruña122461221-910
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