First home win for Levante
Levante sealed their first home win since returning to the Primera Division in the summer as they deservedly edged out fellow promoted side Real Sociedad this evening.
The Valencia-based outfit lost their first three matches this season, but have been in good form since beating Almeria last month. Creditable draws against Real Madrid and Osasuna followed, but Luis Garcia's side were still without a home win after six rounds of matches.
But the promoted side were determined to change that statistic and reward their fans with a first home success since returning to the top flight.
The goals took a while to arrive for Levante, despite their early dominance. Sergio Gonzalez struck a post and Asier del Horno saw an effort hacked away as the home side strived to turn their possession into goals in the first half.
Del Horno did eventually head Levante in front just short of the hour mark, when he rose to power the ball past Real goalkeeper Claudio Bravo from Sergio's corner. And Felipe Caicedo made it two six minutes later as he clipped the ball over Bravo with only the Chilean to beat.
It looked as if that would be that, but Jeffrey Sarpong pulled a goal back for the visitors 12 minutes from time and Joseba Llorente missed a decent opportunity to level moments later.
Levante held on for a deserved win, though, and move up to 11th place in the table after seven league matches. Real Sociedad, meanwhile, are now in 14th.