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Football: Sevilla edge out Betis in derby to end winless run

Football: Sevilla edge out Betis in derby to end winless run

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Group E - Sevilla v Chelsea - Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Seville, Spain - December 2, 2020 Chelsea's Christian Pulisic REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo

REUTERS: Sevilla beat Real Betis 1-0 at home in La Liga on Sunday to grab a first victory in five games in all competitions and cement their bid to finish in the top four.

Moroccan striker Youssef En-Nesyri settled the city derby in the 27th minute, latching on to a long ball by captain Jesus Navas and finding the far corner of the net from the tightest of angles.

Betis never gave in and pushed for an equaliser deep into added time but were unable to prevent a defeat which halted a four-game winning streak in the league.

The victory tightened Sevilla's hold on fourth place in the standings as they moved on to 51 points, six clear of fifth-placed Real Sociedad and nine ahead of Betis, who were left in sixth.

Source: Reuters

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