Xisco

By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter

Spanish striker Xisco scored for the second successive match to seal Deportivo la Coruna's promotion back to La Liga at the first time of asking.

The poacher from Palma beat Huesca 2-1 on Sunday evening with their on-loan Newcastle man getting the crucial winner - just as he had against Gimnastic Taragona in midweek.

In front of their home fans at the Riazor, Depor fell behind to an Antonio Nunez strike but Riki equalised before half-time.

And cometh the hour, cometh the man as Xisco - in his third spell with the Galicans having left them to join United and spent last season on loan there - won the game midway through the second half.

The result means Xisco & Co are promoted as Segunda Division champions with a week of the Spanish season to spare.