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Spanish Primera BBVA

El Madrigal (ATT 13,600) 13th January 2014 - Kick off 21:00 Ref: C Velasco Carballo

Villarreal Villarreal vs Real Sociedad Sociedad

Villarreal 5

G dos Santos (16, 33)
I Uche (27, 54)
M Gomez (58)

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Sociedad 1

I Agirretxe (60)

Five-star show from Villarreal

Last Updated: 14/01/14 11:52am

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Highlights of Villarreal¿s 5-1 win over Real Sociedad in La Liga.

Villarreal leap-frogged Real Sociedad in the Primera Division table following a crushing 5-1 win at El Madrigal.

Giovani Dos Santos and Ikechukwu Uche both scored twice for the hosts with Moises Gomez adding a fifth as the Yellow Submarine claimed their first home win in five.

Imanol Agirretxe grabbed a consolation for Sociedad, who saw a five-game winning streak snapped and slipped to sixth in the table, two points behind their opponents.

Bruno had the first chance of the game but Sociedad goalkeeper Claudio Bravo got down easily to claim his close-range effort.

Villarreal were having by far the better of the early stages and it was no surprise when Dos Santos gave them the lead in the 16th minute.

Mario Gaspar found the Mexican in the penalty area and the former Spurs man slotted home low to Bravo's left.

Sociedad needed to get a foot in the game and they nearly found it when Bruno was booked for a foul on Carlos Vela but Antoine Griezmann's resulting free-kick failed to give Sergio Asenjo too much trouble.

Xabi Prieto then brought another save from Asenjo as the visitors grew in confidence but they were hit with a sucker-punch when Villarreal made it 2-0 in the 27th minute.

Dos Santos was involved again as he supplied the cross and Uche stole into the six-yard box to drill home.

And it was 3-0 just six minutes later as Gaspar and Dos Santos combined again with the latter this time finding the top-right corner.

Sociedad would have been glad to see the break but it did not get any better after the interval as Uche made it 4-0 in the 54th minute.

Bravo was called into action again shortly afterwards as he saved a shot from Gaspar but he was beaten for the fifth time in the 58th minute.

Dos Santos was involved yet again as he found Gomez and the 19-year-old made no mistake from 12 yards out.

Agirretxe grabbed a goal back two minutes later as he got on the end of a Vela cross but the game was effectively over as a contest at that point.

Manu Trigueros, Gomez and Javier Aquino had chances to put Villarreal even further ahead before the end with David Zurutuza offering the only response from the visitors.

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Table

Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Barcelona 37 93
2 Real Madrid 37 89
3 Atletico Madrid 37 77
4 Valencia 37 74
5 Sevilla 37 73
6 Villarreal 37 60
7 Athletic Bilbao 37 52
8 Malaga 37 50
9 Espanyol 37 49
10 Rayo Vallecano 37 49
11 Celta Vigo 37 48
12 Real Sociedad 37 43
13 Elche 37 40
14 Getafe 37 37
15 Levante 37 36
16 Granada 37 34
17 Deportivo La Coruna 37 34
18 Eibar 37 32
19 Almeria 37 32
20 Cordoba 37 20

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