First Division - Day 11

Las Palmas 2 - Real Sociedad 0

Las Palmas: Javi Varas; David Simón, Aythami Artiles, Bigas, Garrido; Roque Mesa, Vicente Gómez; El Zhar (Valerón 84‘), Tana, Jonathan Viera (Momo 67’); Araujo (Willian José 75’). 4-2-3-1.
Real: Rulli; Carlos Martínez, Diego Reyes, Iñigo Martínez, Yuri; Bergara, Illarramendi (Rubén Pardo 70‘); Carlos Vela (Bruma 46‘), Xabi Prieto, Chory Castro (Canales 57‘); Agirretxe. 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 28. Jonathan Viera. Volley in off post after Vicente headed on Simón centre.
2-0. 51. Araujo. Ran on to Tana through ball and clipped angled shot past Rulli.

Yellow cards: Bigas 09’, Illarramendi 36’, Carlos Vela 39’, Iñigo Martínez 69’, Yuri 85’.

Las Palmas beat Real Sociedad 2-0 in this week’s Friday night game to draw level with their opponents in the table. It was a first win for coach Quique Setién, who took over from Paco Herrera a couple of weeks ago, and his new side move to within the brink of escaping the drop zone. Jonathan Viera opened the scoring for the Canary Islanders on the half hour mark, the flanker beating Rulli with a volley which the keeper could only deflect in off the post after Vicente headed on a long David Simón centre. Roque tested Rulli again before the break, and six minutes in to the second half Araujo made it two with an angled shot after picking up a long pass from Tana. Javi Varas had to save from Illarramendi and Agirretxe, and with the game coming to a close the local keeper had to be at his best to tip a long shot from Canales onto the crossbar. Another defeat for David Moyes’ side however, leaving them in exactly the same position they were in a year back, and the coach could be the next to go if things don’t change very quickly.