Xisco

By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter

Spanish striker Xisco scored a vital stoppage time winner to put Deportivo la Coruna within touching distance of an instant return to La Liga.

Depor were relegated last term but, following Wednesday night's 2-1 win at Gimnastic Taragona are now on the verge of promotion.

The on-loan Magpies man entered the fray as a 77th minute substitute and, in the dying seconds, forced home from close range to see off the bottom side.

A win at home to Huesca on Sunday will mean Depor bounce back at the first time of asking, but results elsewhere could guarantee their promotion on Thursday night.

It was Xisco's second goal of the season, having joined the club for a third spell in August.