Silva off the mark as Sociedad go back to top of La Liga

MADRID (AFP) – David Silva scored his first goal for Real Sociedad early yesterday to help them go back to the top of La Liga after a 4-1 win over Celta Vigo.

Silva headed La Real in front at Balaidos for his first goal since he left Manchester City in the summer, and his first in La Liga since he departed Valencia 11 years ago.

Mikel Oyarzabal made it two with his fifth of the season, a tally that also makes him the league’s top scorer so far. Willian Jose then hit the net twice in the second half, either side of Iago Aspas converting a penalty, which gave Celta brief hope of a comeback. Celta’s Jose Fontan was sent off for a second yellow card late on, to cap a disappointing afternoon for the home side.

But another impressive victory for Real Sociedad means they have won their last four league games on the bounce.