Bruno's knockout blow for Neville
Published 01/01/2016 | 02:30
A spectacular Bruno Soriano free-kick gave in-form Villarreal a 1-0 victory over Gary Neville's Valencia who are still looking for their first La Liga win under their new coach.
Soriano netted for the home side with a sweet strike that curled into the top corner after 64 minutes.
Valencia pushed forward in the second half but could not find an equaliser. Villarreal's fourth straight league win gave them 33 points from 17 games as the jumped up to fourth place.
There are plenty of problems, however, for Valencia with Neville having been brought in with the target of winning a place in the Champions League.
They are now 10th on 22 points with two draws and a defeat in the league under the former Manchester United and England player. They play Real Madrid on Sunday.