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Granada CF 1-2 Valencia

Gary Neville
Gary Neville is now unbeaten in four matches in all competitions as Valencia manager

Gary Neville enjoyed a third successive win as Valencia's revival continued with a fortunate 2-1 victory over La Liga strugglers Granada.

After a first league win last weekend, Neville's side won away in La Liga for the first time since November.

Daniel Parejo, who scored in Valencia's 6-0 midweek Europa League win over Rapid Vienna, got the opening goal.

Santiago Mina then made it 2-0 on the break in the last minute before Edgar Mendez headed one back in injury time.

Andre Gomes twice went close to giving Valencia a first-half lead but both times he was denied by fine saves from Andres Fernandez.

The visitors finally went in front 10 minutes into the second half when Paco Alcacer laid the ball off for Parejo to stroke home his eighth goal of the season.

But Valencia, who moved up to 11th in the table, then rode their luck as David Barral hit the bar from a couple of yards out and substitute Youssef El-Arabi headed wide.

Former England and Manchester United full-back Neville must have been alarmed at his side's defending before Mendez tapped in their second goal, after Fernandez had saved Alcacer's attempted chip.

Mendez still had time to head in from a free-kick but could not prevent bottom club Granada slumping to a sixth defeat in their last seven games.

Elsewhere, Rayo Vallecano edged away from the relegation places with a point from a 2-2 draw with fifth-placed Seville.

Real Sociedad won 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao to secure a fourth successive league victory.

Line-ups

Granada

  • 13Fernández
  • 18Almeida Costa Lopes
  • 2Rodríguez Lombán
  • 24Moreira da Costa
  • 22Foulquier
  • 20Pérez del MármolBooked at 52minsSubstituted forCuenca Lópezat 68'minutes
  • 4Rico Castro
  • 11SuccessBooked at 86mins
  • 23Rochina Naixes
  • 27PeñarandaSubstituted forMéndez Ortegaat 45'minutes
  • 15Barral TorresSubstituted forEl-Arabiat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Kelava
  • 6Babin
  • 9El-Arabi
  • 16Doucouré
  • 17Méndez Ortega
  • 19Cuenca López
  • 21Krhin

Valencia

  • 1Alves CarreiraBooked at 86mins
  • 2Cavaco CanceloBooked at 84mins
  • 5Mustafi
  • 4Santos
  • 6SiqueiraSubstituted forBarragánat 84'minutes
  • 15Pérez
  • 10ParejoBooked at 22mins
  • 8FeghouliSubstituted forMina Lorenzoat 78'minutes
  • 21Tavares Gomes
  • 24CheryshevSubstituted forPiattiat 68'minutes
  • 9Alcácer

Substitutes

  • 3Nunes Vezo
  • 7Negredo
  • 11Piatti
  • 12Barbosa da Silva
  • 13Domenech Sánchez
  • 19Barragán
  • 22Mina Lorenzo
Referee:
Iñaki Vicandi Garrido
Attendance:
14,197

Match Stats

Home TeamGranadaAway TeamValencia
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home18
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Granada CF 1, Valencia 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Granada CF 1, Valencia 2.

Foul by Miguel Lopes (Granada CF).

Pablo Piatti (Valencia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Granada CF 1, Valencia 2. Edgar Méndez (Granada CF) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rubén Rochina with a cross following a set piece situation.

Success (Granada CF) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by André Gomes (Valencia).

Goal!

Goal! Granada CF 0, Valencia 2. Santi Mina (Valencia) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Paco Alcácer (Valencia) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Rubén Rochina (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Enzo Pérez (Valencia).

Foul by Fran Rico (Granada CF).

Pablo Piatti (Valencia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Dimitri Foulquier (Granada CF) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a corner.

Corner, Granada CF. Conceded by Aderlan Santos.

Attempt blocked. Youssef El-Arabi (Granada CF) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Success (Granada CF) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Diego Alves (Valencia) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Valencia. Antonio Barragán replaces Guilherme Siqueira.

Booking

João Cancelo (Valencia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Success (Granada CF) wins a free kick on the left wing.

João Cancelo (Valencia).

Foul by Lombán (Granada CF).

Pablo Piatti (Valencia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Granada CF. Conceded by Aderlan Santos.

Attempt blocked. Success (Granada CF) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Youssef El-Arabi.

Substitution

Substitution, Valencia. Santi Mina replaces Sofiane Feghouli.

Attempt missed. Youssef El-Arabi (Granada CF) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Success with a cross.

Foul by Isaac Cuenca (Granada CF).

André Gomes (Valencia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Paco Alcácer (Valencia) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Daniel Parejo.

Isaac Cuenca (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pablo Piatti (Valencia).

Attempt missed. Youssef El-Arabi (Granada CF) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Miguel Lopes with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Granada CF. Isaac Cuenca replaces Rubén Pérez.

Substitution

Substitution, Valencia. Pablo Piatti replaces Denis Cheryshev.

Foul by Rubén Rochina (Granada CF).

Daniel Parejo (Valencia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Granada CF. Rubén Rochina tries a through ball, but Edgar Méndez is caught offside.

Corner, Granada CF. Conceded by Aderlan Santos.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 21st February 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona25203267204763
2Atl Madrid25174435112455
3Real Madrid25166371244754
4Villarreal25147430181249
5Sevilla25118636261041
6Celta Vigo2511593844-638
7Eibar2510694034636
8Ath Bilbao25105103535035
9Real Sociedad2596103534133
10Dep La Coruña2561453331232
11Valencia2571083026431
12Malaga2587102222031
13Real Betis2569101934-1527
14Getafe2575132639-1326
15Rayo Vallecano2567123451-1725
16Espanyol2574142248-2625
17Sporting Gijón2566132842-1424
18Las Palmas2556142440-1621
19Levante2555152445-2120
20Granada2555152651-2520
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