La Liga round-up: Las Palmas brought down to earth, Athletic win away
Last Updated: 21/09/16 11:47pm
Las Palmas' impressive start to the campaign hit the skids in San Sebastian as they were torn apart 4-1 by Real Sociedad.
The Canary Islanders made a dreadful start when Willian Jose received the ball from Mikel Oyarzabal and steered a shot past Javi Varas in the first minute.
The hosts added a second in the 21st minute as Willian Jose's header was blocked by the hand of Kevin-Prince Boateng, who was dismissed, and Mexican forward Carlos Vela converted the spot-kick.
David Zurutuza headed home Xabi Prieto's 35th-minute cross and Willian Jose added a fourth in the 53rd minute from the spot after David Simon fouled Oyarzabal. Tana's goal three minutes later was the merest consolation for Quique Setien's side.
La Real's Basque rivals Athletic Bilbao were 2-1 winners away to Granada. Raul Garcia scored a spectacular left-footed effort which crashed in off the post in the 15th minute but Mehdi Carcela equalised for the home side a minute before the break.
However, Athletic went back in front with 13 minutes to go as Aymeric Laporte showed quick reactions to tuck in a rebound following a Benat Etxebarria corner.
An 87th-minute penalty from Iago Aspas earned Celta Vigo a first win in La Liga this season as they beat Sporting Gijon 2-1 at Balaidos.
Hugo Mallo gave Celta a 65th-minute lead with a right-footed shot from Pione Sisto's tee-up but the visitors levelled through a Duje Cop penalty (80).
The points were set to be shared until Fernando Amorebieta brought down Nemanja Radoja in the box and Aspas stepped up to score as Sporting suffered a second straight defeat.