Real Sociedad held to a 1-1 draw at home to Villarreal


MADRID: La Liga leaders Real Sociedad’s six-game winning streak ended on Sunday as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Villarreal.

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The visitors took an early lead as Gerard Moreno converted a penalty after six minutes but Sociedad pulled level when Mikel Oyarzabal also netted from the spot in the 33rd.

Villarreal looked more likely to find a winner in the latter stages and had another penalty appeal turned down deep in stoppage time when Moreno was tackled by Igor Zubeldia.

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Sociedad are top with 24 points after 11 games but second-placed Atletico Madrid are one point behind with two games in hand. Villarreal are third with 20 ahead of Real Madrid on 17.

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