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Real Sociedad 0-2 Atletico Madrid

David Moyes
David Moyes's spell at Real Sociedad has lasted longer than his Manchester United stint

Real Sociedad manager David Moyes said "I know I'm the best man for the job" after the pressure on him grew with a 2-0 defeat by Atletico Madrid.

Fans reportedly chanted "Moyes go home" in English with Sociedad only outside the relegation zone on goal difference.

"You cannot always keep changing your manager and think that's the answer to your problems," the Scot said.

The former Preston, Everton and Manchester United manager was appointed by the Basque side last November.

They ended with nine men as they lost to Atletico Madrid in a controversial finish on Sunday.

Antoine Griezmann gave Atleti an early lead with a run from the halfway line and chip over the goalkeeper.

Diego Reyes was sent off for Sociedad for a second booking late on.

Sociedad wanted a penalty when Jose Gimenez tackled Jonathas, but Atleti broke and Yannick Ferreira Carrasco sealed it - with Jonathas sent off.

The Brazilian striker, who was only an 84th-minute substitute, was enraged when he appeared to be tackled by Gimenez, who used his head, while on the floor, to bring him down in injury time.

Referee Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva waved away the appeals and moments later Fernando Torres set up Ferreira Carrasco to finish off a counter-attack.

Sociedad protested the decision furiously to the referee, who showed four yellow cards - including two to Jonathas.

Moyes' side are only out of the relegation zone on goal difference with six points from eight games.

Atletico are two points off joint leaders Real Madrid, Celta Vigo and Barcelona.

Line-ups

Real Sociedad

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1RulliBooked at 90mins
  • 20Zaldúa Bengoechea
  • 23ReyesBooked at 89mins
  • 6Martínez Berridi
  • 24De la BellaBooked at 34mins
  • 5BergaraBooked at 26minsSubstituted forPardo Gutiérrezat 84'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 4Illarramendi
  • 11Vela
  • 16CanalesSubstituted forNa Bangnaat 73'minutes
  • 17ZurutuzaSubstituted forCristian de Jesusat 84'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Agirretxe

Substitutes

  • 3González
  • 7Na Bangna
  • 10Prieto Argarate
  • 13Olazábal Paredes
  • 14Pardo Gutiérrez
  • 19Berchiche Izeta
  • 22Cristian de Jesus

Atl Madrid

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Oblak
  • 20Torres Belén
  • 24Giménez de VargasBooked at 6mins
  • 2GodínBooked at 24mins
  • 3Filipe LuísBooked at 50mins
  • 16CorreaBooked at 16minsSubstituted forFerreira-Carrascoat 63'minutes
  • 14Fernández ArenasBooked at 90mins
  • 5Cardoso Mendes
  • 6Koke
  • 7GriezmannSubstituted forSaúlat 87'minutes
  • 11MartínezSubstituted forTorresat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Moyá Rumbo
  • 4Siqueira
  • 9Torres
  • 10Torres Muñoz
  • 15Savic
  • 17Saúl
  • 21Ferreira-Carrasco
Referee:
Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva
Attendance:
25,494

Match Stats

Home TeamReal SociedadAway TeamAtl Madrid
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Real Sociedad 0, Atlético de Madrid 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Real Sociedad 0, Atlético de Madrid 2.

  3. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Jonathas (Real Sociedad).

  4. Booking

    Jonathas (Real Sociedad) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Booking

    Gerónimo Rulli (Real Sociedad) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Booking

    Rubén Pardo (Real Sociedad) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Real Sociedad 0, Atlético de Madrid 2. Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Fernando Torres following a fast break.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Imanol Agirretxe (Real Sociedad) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rubén Pardo.

  9. Booking

    Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

  12. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Diego Reyes (Real Sociedad).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Imanol Agirretxe (Real Sociedad).

  14. Post update

    Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tiago (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top right corner.

  17. Booking

    Diego Reyes (Real Sociedad) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Diego Reyes (Real Sociedad).

  19. Post update

    Fernando Torres (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Saúl Ñíguez replaces Antoine Griezmann.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 18th October 2015

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