Gijon fry Mallorca to net 1st away win; Sociedad see off Almeria

Mallorca 0 – Sporting Gijon 4 (La Liga, January 29, 2011) Gijon secured their first away win of the season in emphatic fashion as they thrashed Mallorca. The northerners got off to the perfect start as they went ahead through Diego Castro after just three minutes. Roberto Canella made it 2-0 when his shot deflected off Mallorca defender Kevin Garcia and wrong-footed Aouate. Seven minutes later it was all over as a contest as substitute Andre Castro – who had just come on – raced clear to make it 3-0.Nacho Novo did make it four with four minutes left with a clinical finish to leave Sporting four points clear of the drop zone after 21 games.

Real Sociedad 2 – Almeria 0 (La Liga, January 29, 2011) Goals from Jon Ansotegui and Raul Tamudo earned Real Sociedad the spoils against lowly Almeria in tough conditions at a rain-drenched Anoeta.

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