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Tony Adams' Granada relegated from top flight

Real Sociedad celebrate scoring against Granada
Granada have scored once in four games since Adams became manager

Tony Adams' Granada have been relegated to the Spanish second tier after a 2-1 defeat at Real Sociedad.

Carlos Vela and Juanmi, formerly of Arsenal and Southampton respectively, scored the hosts' goals as Granada suffered a fourth successive defeat under Adams.

"We are all sad, the players, the fans, everybody," said Adams.

"There's been a lot of mistakes. We're going to try to rectify it and rebound very quickly."

The 50-year-old, who took charge on 10 April, has a contract to the end of the current campaign.

However Adams has been working at the Spanish club since November and is vice president of the company owned by Granada's club president.

"If the team played like this at the beginning of the season, there's no way we'd be in this situation," he added.

"I thought they were incredible today, but it's not a day for incredible, it's too late, you're down, you're finished, it's over."

Granada's relegation ends a six-season spell in the top flight. They play Real Madrid at home in their next match on 6 May with fans having walked out of previous defeats in protest at how the club is being run.

Line-ups

Real Sociedad

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Rulli
  • 20Zaldúa Bengoechea
  • 22Rodríguez Navas
  • 3González
  • 19Berchiche Izeta
  • 10Prieto ArgarateSubstituted forCanalesat 70'minutes
  • 4Illarramendi
  • 8GraneroSubstituted forZurutuzaat 59'minutes
  • 11VelaSubstituted forBautistaat 78'minutes
  • 7Juanmi
  • 18Oyarzabal

Substitutes

  • 15Elustondo
  • 16Canales
  • 17Zurutuza
  • 24Concha
  • 25Ramírez Martínez
  • 26Bautista
  • 29Odriozola Arzallus

Granada

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Ochoa
  • 22Foulquier
  • 29HonglaBooked at 87mins
  • 25Ingason
  • 3G Silva
  • 26AngbanBooked at 42mins
  • 5Henry Agbo
  • 19Cuenca
  • 18Pereira
  • 34MalléSubstituted forBogaat 63'minutes
  • 7RamosSubstituted forPonceat 68'minutesBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 1Dantas da Silva
  • 9Ponce
  • 10Boga
  • 15Atzili
  • 17Nunes Vezo
  • 30Entrena Gálvez
  • 35Estupiñán Tenorio
Referee:
Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
Attendance:
17,968

Match Stats

Home TeamReal SociedadAway TeamGranada
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home14
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Real Sociedad 2, Granada CF 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Real Sociedad 2, Granada CF 1.

  3. Post update

    Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Uche (Granada CF).

  5. Post update

    Jon Bautista (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Sverrir Ingi Ingason (Granada CF).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Granada CF. Conceded by Mikel Oyarzabal.

  8. Post update

    Hand ball by Juanmi (Real Sociedad).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Real Sociedad. Conceded by Guillermo Ochoa.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sergio Canales (Real Sociedad) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  11. Booking

    Martin Hongla (Granada CF) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Juanmi (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Martin Hongla (Granada CF).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Zaldúa (Real Sociedad).

  15. Post update

    Andreas Pereira (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Real Sociedad 2, Granada CF 1. Juanmi (Real Sociedad) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sergio Canales with a through ball.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Raúl Navas (Real Sociedad) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Sergio Canales following a set piece situation.

  18. Booking

    Ezequiel Ponce (Granada CF) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Asier Illarramendi (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ezequiel Ponce (Granada CF).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona352564104337181
2Real Madrid34256392395381
3Atl Madrid35218665254071
4Sevilla34208660402068
5Villarreal35189852282463
6Real Sociedad35194125448661
7Ath Bilbao341851148381059
8Eibar34149115245751
9Espanyol351311114547-250
10Alavés341112113240-845
11Celta Vigo33135154954-544
12Valencia35117175061-1140
13Malaga34109154049-939
14Las Palmas35109165266-1439
15Real Betis34107173753-1637
16Dep La Coruña34710173757-2031
17Leganés3479183051-2130
18Sporting Gijón3559213870-3224
19Granada3548232874-4620
20Osasuna3439223582-4718
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