David Moyes masterminded victory over Barcelona last night to kick-start his Real Sociedad reign.
Moyes has had little to cheer about over the last year but was all smiles after his side held on to beat Barca after taking the lead in the second minute through an own-goal by Jordi Alba.
"I am very happy to get the result, it was a very important and it was a very hard game," Moyes told a news conference after a match that would have put Barcelona at the top of La Liga had they won.
"We worked hard defensively and defending is a big part of football. You don't win games if you don't defend well. The way that we played at the back gave us the chance to win this game.
"I always hope that we have the ball in all our matches but against Barcelona you know that this is difficult.
"This is something that we can improve on but I would like to emphasise the spirit of the team and the way we worked hard together."
Unsurprisingly, the internet has reacted to the win for Moyes who over the last 18 months has so often been the punch-line of jokes owing to his disastrous reign at Manchester United. We take a look at some of the best...
David Moyes be right now like.pic.twitter.com/vUe8SccMH1— Josh (@Josh__Oakes) January 4, 2015
David Moyes has beaten Barcelona. Deal with it. pic.twitter.com/t31hkKijly— Transfer Sources (@TransferSources) January 4, 2015
Moyes & Messi pic.twitter.com/CLiOYySQpU— 90thMin (@90thMin) January 4, 2015
David Moyes 1-0 Barcelona. pic.twitter.com/8C1ZAukPCt— Not Match of the Day (@NOT_MOTD) January 4, 2015
A team managed by David Moyes has just humbled Iniesta, Suarez, Neymar, Messi and co...!!! pic.twitter.com/BjZ0Y5o61n— Anfield Talk (@Anfield_Talk) January 4, 2015
Moyes' Real Sociedad team are next in action on Wednesday, against Villareal in the Copa del Rey.
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