La Liga: Neville on the brink as Valenica loses again

Valencia remains just four points above the relegation zone as Neville failed to produce the reaction he hoped for following a 7-0 thrashing at the hands of Barcelona in the Copa del Rey in midweek.

Gary Neville is yet to win a league game as Valencia manager.   -  AP

Gary Neville's stay in Spain as Valencia boss may be short-lived as his winless La Liga streak stretched to nine games with a 1-0 defeat at fellow strugglers Real Betis.

Valencia remains just four points above the relegation zone as Neville failed to produce the reaction he hoped for following a 7-0 thrashing at the hands of Barcelona in the Copa del Rey in midweek.

"What matters are results. We knew this would be about one or two moments and they have not gone our way," said Neville. "It's just not going for us at the moment. That was a pretty solid away performance. I continue to work, I continue to have belief and any conversations with the owners are between me and the owners."

Betis hadn't won for nine league games either, but eased its relegation worries as Ruben Castro took advantage of some statuesque Valencia defending to tap home his 10th goal of the season four minutes after half-time.

Alvaro Negredo had a great chance to equalise moments later, but Juan Manuel Vargas got back to clear his effort off the line.

Valencia was given a small lifeline when Jorge Molina's goal was ruled out for a debatable offside decision, but any hopes of a fight-back seemed gone when Jose Luis Gaya was sent-off for two quick-fire bookings.

Yet, Neville's men were also to be denied by a dubious offside decision when Shkodran Mustafi's stoppage time header was ruled out.

>Real Betis 1-0 Valencia

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