International Soccer - Spain

Uche leaves it late as Villarreal edges Elche

Valencia, Spain (SportsNetwork.com) - Ikechukwu Uche netted a stoppage-time winner on Monday as Villarreal squeezed past Elche by a 1-0 count at the Martinez Valero.

Villarreal had the better of the play for the duration of the 90 minutes, putting six shots on target while holding the La Liga newcomers without a shot on frame.

The visitors finally got their reward in the dying moments when Jonathan Pereira fed a wide-open Uche, who buried his left-footed strike from the center of the box to give his side all three points in dramatic fashion.

Villarreal improves to 23 points on the season with the result, while Elche remains on 13 points.

11/04 17:54:11 ET

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