Spanish La Liga round-up – Real Sociedad go top of table. Mikel Oyarzabal and David Silva celebrate for Real Sociedad.
Real Sociedad blitzed Huesca 4-1 at home with two goals from Mikel Oyarzabal for a fourth straight win in all competitions to storm back to the top of La Liga in style.
Spain forward Oyarzabal put the Basque side ahead with a penalty in the first half and restored their lead early in the second after Huesca forward Rafa Mir had headed in an equaliser.
Sociedad’s Cristian Portu and Alexander Isak then put the game beyond the promoted side’s reach with further strikes, both laid on by passes from David Silva.
The win took the hosts back up to first place with 14 points from seven games, one ahead of Real Madrid, after they beat Barcelona 3-1 on Saturday, and third-placed Granada, who defeated Getafe 1-0. Real and Granada have a game in hand.
Earlier, Villarreal missed their chance to top of La Liga as they were held to a 0-0 draw at Cadiz.
Villarreal are second on 12 points from seven games still without an away win, while Cadiz are fifth on 11 and awaiting their first home win since returning to the top flight.
Elsewhere, Alaves beat 10-man Real Valladolid 2-0 away with the home side now bottom of the standings.
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