La Liga: Wrap: Wins for Seville, Gijon and Las Palmas

Sevilla moved up to fifth place in the La Liga standings courtesy of their 3-1 win over Levante at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium on Sunday.

The hosts got off to a flying start when Kevin Gameiro netted from close range after just 50 seconds when Vicente Iborra’s cross was deflected into his path.

The roles were reversed early in the second half as Gameiro cut the ball back for Iborra to score with a simple tap-in to double the Andalusians’ lead.

Giuseppe Rossi gave the visitors hope on 55 minutes, the striker firing past goalkeeper Sergio Rico from close range to halve the deficit, but Yevhen Konoplyanka killed off any thought of a comeback with a third goal for Los Rojiblancos 14 minutes from time.

Elsewhere, Gary Neville continued to search for his first league win in charge of Valencia after his side went down 1-0 to Sporting Gijon at the Mestalla.

Antonio Sanabria scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot on 50 minutes after Jony Rodriguez had been brought down by Danilo Barbosa inside the area.

Los Che are now winless in eight outings under Neville, while Abelardo Fernandez’s team moved one point clear of the relegation zone with their second successive win.

La Liga strugglers Las Palmas came from a goal down to record a dramatic late 2-1 victory over 10-man Celta Vigo at the Gran Canaria.

Los Amarillos were trailing as early as the fifth minute when Theo Bongonda was sent through on goal by Carles Planas and fired home to give the visitors the lead.

But the hosts were given a lifeline on 33 minutes as the referee pointed to the spot after Gustavo Cabral handled a cross from Angel Montoro, with Jonathan Viera converting the resulting spot-kick to restore parity.

Just when the game looked to be heading for a draw, Willian Jose popped up inside the area to fire past visiting keeper Sergio Alvarez on the stroke of full-time.

Sunday’s results:

Sevilla 3-1 Levante

Valencia 0-1 Sporting Gijon

Las Palmas 2-1 Celta Vigo