Match ends, Real Sociedad 3, Elche 0.
Ex-Arsenal striker Carlos Vela scored a hat-trick as David Moyes secured his first win as Real Sociedad manager.
Vela, who struggled to make an impact in England, inspired La Real against Elche in former Manchester United boss Moyes's first home game in charge.
The Mexican headed in from close range after three minutes, then struck either side of the break with low drives.
Moyes has four points from two games after a goalless draw against Deportivo La Coruna in his first match.
After having to wait more than two weeks for his first home game with the San Sebastian club, Moyes's debut in front of his new team's supporters could not have gone better.
Despite lots of empty seats at Sociedad's Anoeta Stadium, the hosts began brightly and were ahead when Vela turned in a right-wing cross with a powerful header inside 180 seconds.
It was the kind of potent attacking play which helped them beat Atletico Madrid in their previous home match, and also the type of display which produced their only other league win of the season - a victory over Real Madrid.
But Sociedad have struggled against less high-profile opponents, with only one win from their previous 10 matches.
Elche, though, were obliging opponents and never looked like forcing their way back into the match.
Vela doubled his tally for the night and the season on the half-hour mark when he raced through and slotted a low shot past Elche keeper Przemysław Tyton.
And he completed his hat-trick with a clever toe-poked effort from 12 yards shortly after half-time.
The victory moves Sociedad up from 16th to 12th in La Liga, while Elche remain 19th.
- 15AnsotegiBooked at 5mins
- 24De la Bella
- 11VelaSubstituted forCastroat 87'minutes
- 10Prieto Argarate
- 16CanalesBooked at 14minsSubstituted forPardo Gutiérrezat 71'minutes
- 9AgirretxeSubstituted forFinnbogasonat 8'minutes
- 14Pardo Gutiérrez
- 19Berchiche Izeta
- 4Rodríguez Lombán
- 5CismaBooked at 82mins
- 20FajrSubstituted forMendes Rodriguesat 45'minutesBooked at 62mins
- 8González MoralesBooked at 28mins
- 6MosqueraSubstituted forAlonso Martínat 76'minutes
- 17Rodríguez RomeroBooked at 76mins
- 22Cristian de Jesus
- 9HerreraSubstituted forCorominasat 60'minutes
- 11Mendes Rodrigues
- 14Alonso Martín
- 19Giménez Candela
- 21Albácar Gallego
- 31Freixanet Viejo
- Carlos Velasco Carballo
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Real Sociedad 3, Elche 0.
Xabi Prieto (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Domingo Cisma (Elche).
Attempt saved. Coro (Elche) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt missed. Jonathas (Elche) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Coro.
Substitution, Real Sociedad. Gonzalo Castro replaces Carlos Vela.
Attempt saved. Rubén Pardo (Real Sociedad) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
Alfred Finnbogason (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Sergio Pelegrín (Elche).
Domingo Cisma (Elche) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Carlos Martínez (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Domingo Cisma (Elche).
Hand ball by Rubén Pardo (Real Sociedad).
Attempt missed. Esteban Granero (Real Sociedad) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alfred Finnbogason.
Substitution, Elche. José Ángel replaces Pedro Mosquera.
Víctor Rodríguez (Elche) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Víctor Rodríguez (Elche).
Foul by Rubén Pardo (Real Sociedad).