Valencia 0-2 Celta Vigo: Pressure intensifies on Gary Neville
Last Updated: 20/03/16 9:55pm
Valencia fans called for manager Gary Neville to be sacked after watching their side lose 2-0 at home to Celta Vigo on Sunday.
Neville has now won just three of his 15 La Liga games since taking charge as his team remain just six points off the relegation zone after late goals from John Guidetti and Hugo Mallo.
The home fans also booed Neville's substitution minutes before their team fell behind after he decided to replace striker Pablo Alcácer with fellow striker Alvaro Negredo.
Meanwhile, the win moves Celta Vigo into fifth place in La Liga.
Valencia were fortunate to make it to half-time without conceding as the Galicians created a series of clear-cut chances.
Goalkeeper Mat Ryan had to scramble the ball off his line after Shkrodan Mustafi deflected a cross off the near post, and the Australia international had to make further saves to deny Guidetti and Daniel Wass.
Valencia improved in the second half but fell behind after 80 minutes as Guidetti latched onto an audacious back-heel by Fabian Orellana to lash home.
Five minutes later captain Mallo finished off the hosts, coasting down the right-hand side and cutting inside to beat goalkeeper Ryan at the near post.
Valencia could have conceded again before the final whistle sounded.
Orellana's attempted chip went just wide of the near post, and then the Chilean struck the woodwork with the goal gaping.
The result allowed Espanyol to leapfrog Valencia after they beat Athletic Bilbao 2-1 in the early kick-off at Estadi Cornella-El Prat.
The visitors had taken the lead through Javier Eraso in the first half before two goals in four second half minutes from Pape Diop and substitute Felipe Caicedo turned the game in Espanyol's favour to give them the three points.