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Video: Gary Neville earns first point as he makes La Liga bow as Valencia boss

Manchester United legend Gary Neville earned his first point in La Liga when his Valencia side rescued a point against Eibar on Sunday evening.

The former Sky Sports pundit was appointed as Los Che boss last week, replacing the departed Espirito Santo, but he suffered the ignominy of being eliminated from the Champions League in his first match as Los Che boss following a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Olympique Lyonnais.


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The two-time Champions League winner had looked set to make it two defeats in two, away at Eibar on Sunday, as his side trailed up until five minutes before the end of the match.

Sergi Enrich gave Eibar the lead in the 45th minute, and when Valencia’s Lucas Orban was dismissed in the 63rd minute, it looked like there was no way back for the fallen giants of Spanish football.

However, demonstrating the kind of belief that was commonplace in some of Neville’s great Manchester United sides, Valencia fought back, and equalised in the 85th minute when Eibar’s David Junca scored against his own side to make it 1-1.

This hosts had former Wigan Athletic man Ivan Ramis dismissed in the 92nd minute as Neville’s Valencia got away with their point.

The point leaves Valencia in tenth place in the Spanish top flight, and they remain without a win in their last four matches.

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