Spanish La Liga
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Valencia 0-1 Sporting de Gijón

Andre Gomes and Alvaro Negredo
Valencia have not won a league game since beating Celta Vigo 5-1 on 8 November

Gary Neville's Valencia were booed by their own supporters after Antonio Sanabria's penalty eased Sporting Gijon's relegation worries.

Neville is still waiting for a first league win since taking charge of Valencia in December.

Former Barcelona B striker Sanabria, on loan from Roma, scored his fourth goal in two games after Danilo tripped Jony.

Alvaro Negredo missed three chances to equalise, heading one against the post, then chipping wide and blazing over.

Valencia, previously unbeaten at home in the league, then missed another great chance as Rodrigo Moreno and Sofiane Feghouli narrowly failed to connect with Zakaria Bakkali's left-wing cross.

At the other end, Australian goalkeeper Matty Ryan was fortunate not to concede a second penalty after barging into Carlos Carmona.

Valencia have not won any of the eight La Liga matches since former Manchester United and England defender Neville took charge and have gone a total of 11 league matches without a win, two short of equalling a club record.

Neville must attempt to lift his side in time for Wednesday's Copa del Rey semi-final first leg against Barcelona at the Nou Camp.

Line-ups

Valencia

Formation 4-3-3

  • 25Ryan
  • 19Barragán
  • 5Mustafi
  • 23Abdennour
  • 14Gayá Peña
  • 12Barbosa da SilvaSubstituted forParejoat 51'minutes
  • 15PérezSubstituted forRodrigoat 73'minutes
  • 21André Gomes
  • 8Feghouli
  • 7Negredo
  • 11PiattiSubstituted forBakkaliat 52'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Cancelo
  • 4Santos
  • 10Parejo
  • 16Bakkali
  • 17Rodrigo
  • 20de Paul
  • 24Domenech Sánchez

Sporting Gijón

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Cuéllar
  • 21VranjesBooked at 70mins
  • 2HernándezBooked at 59mins
  • 28Meré Pérez
  • 18López Blanco
  • 24Ait Atmane
  • 6Álvarez Díaz
  • 19Carmona
  • 33Arnaud NdiSubstituted forHalilovicat 77'minutes
  • 23Rodríguez MenéndezSubstituted forMenéndez Díezat 87'minutes
  • 20SanabriaSubstituted forMascarellat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Menéndez Díez
  • 9Guerrero
  • 13García Cabrera
  • 16Castro García
  • 17Mascarell
  • 22Pérez Rodríguez
  • 25Halilovic
Referee:
José Luis González González
Attendance:
35,367

Match Stats

Home TeamValenciaAway TeamSporting Gijón
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away21

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Valencia 0, Sporting de Gijón 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Valencia 0, Sporting de Gijón 1.

  3. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  4. Post update

    Delay in match Iván Cuéllar (Sporting de Gijón) because of an injury.

  5. Post update

    Zakaria Bakkali (Valencia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ognjen Vranjes (Sporting de Gijón).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Aymen Abdennour (Valencia).

  8. Post update

    Alen Halilovic (Sporting de Gijón) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Parejo (Valencia) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Zakaria Bakkali following a corner.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Valencia. Conceded by Jorge Meré.

  11. Post update

    André Gomes (Valencia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ognjen Vranjes (Sporting de Gijón).

  13. Post update

    Foul by André Gomes (Valencia).

  14. Post update

    Alen Halilovic (Sporting de Gijón) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Valencia. Conceded by Ognjen Vranjes.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Sporting de Gijón. Álex Menéndez replaces Jony.

  17. Post update

    Foul by André Gomes (Valencia).

  18. Post update

    Luis Hernández (Sporting de Gijón) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by José Gayá (Valencia).

  20. Post update

    Alen Halilovic (Sporting de Gijón) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 31st January 2016

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