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First Division - Day 5

Sporting Gijón 0 - Valencia 2

Sporting: Juan Pablo; Lora, Botía, Gregory, Canella; Eguren (Sergio Alvarez 78'), Rivera; Luis Morán (Barral 36'); Miguel De las Cuevas, Diego Castro; Sangoy (Bilic 68'). 4-2-3-1.
Valencia: César; Bruno, Ricardo Costa, David Navarro, Jordi Alba; Pablo Hernández, Topal, Manuel Fernandes, Mata (Feghouli 70'); Aduríz (Chori Domínguez 61', Mathieu 80'), Soldado. 4-4-2.

0-1. 07. Topal. Got ahead of defence to head Fernandes corner in on near post.
0-2. 10. Soldado. Got on the end of Mata cross to shoot wide of Juan Pablo.

Yellow cards: Eguren 30', Gregory 38', Barral 87'.

Valencia moved clear at the top of the table after beating Sporting Gijón 0-2 on Saturday evening. Both goals came in the first ten minutes, Topal running in to head a Manuel Fernandes corner past Juan Pablo for the first, and Soldado turning in Mata's cross for the second. Mata came close to making it three with a clever chip before the break, but the Asturians could have scored themselves when Barral drove an angled shot against the foot of the far post a few minutes in to the second half. Juan Pablo did well to keep out Pablo Hernández, but César had to tip a long shot from Rivera over the bar, and Diego Castro, Barral and De las Cuevas all had opportunities to get their side back in the game later on. Unai Emery's new side lead the pack at the moment though, and the likes of Villa, Silva and Marchena are already a thing of the past.