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Sporting Gijon 4-0 Cultural Leonesa: Hosts prove too good for Cultural

Two late goals padded out the score in a match where fifth-placed Sporting never had to get out of first gear against a Cultural side in the bottom four.

Honouring the memory of the late Sporting legend Quini before kickoff with an impeccably observed silence, the Asturians were dominant from the get-go but did not score until deep into the first half. Jony burst down the left flank and held off his defender as he powered into the box and slotted home to break the deadlock.

Shortly before the hour mark, he provided an assist for Sporting’s second. His ball into the box was cleverly left by Rúben Garcia and it ran into the path of Carlos Carmona who easily netted to double the lead.

Culutral offered very little going forward, with their rare attacks being limited to speculative shots from distance which caused no urgency to home ‘keeper Diego Mariño.

Carmona provided an accurate cross from the right side which was met by second half substitute Pablo Pérez and Sporting were out of sight with six minutes left. The pick of the bunch, however, came last as three minutes later substitute Nano simply outmuscled David García as he drove into the box and finished competently to complete the rout.

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It was a workmanlike performance from the home side as they leapfrogged Granada into fourth while their opponents continue to tread water in the murky end of the table in 19th.

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