Gary Neville responds to Jamie Carragher tweet after Valencia win

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Gary Neville got his first league win as Valencia boss yesterday - and his former Sky Sports colleague Jamie Carragher couldn't resist piping up.

Los Che came from a goal behind to bag a 2-1 win over Espanyol at the Mestalla on Saturday night, marking Neville's first ever league win at the club since taking charge back in December.

Soon after the win, Carragher took to Twitter to congratulate his friend - in a round-about sort of way, anyway. He wrote: "Denis Cherychev is Spanish for Mark Robins! Well done Gary!" - in reference to the striker whose goal is said to have saved Sir Alex Ferguson from being sacked by Manchester United in 1990.

Neville even found time to respond to the former Liverpool ace during his post-match press conference, although he did concede he wasn't overly grateful for his tweet.

"Carragher has always been a trouble-maker and he obviously hasn't stopped tonight," he said.

"I don’t look on it like that. It was a welcome goal, Cheryshev played very well and he will get better as he’s not played much recently. He was in a great position - we asked our wide players to be there to score goals. I’m grateful for the goal but not grateful for the tweet."

Cherychev bagged the winner for Valencia, while former Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo had earlier equalised after Oscar Duarte opened the scoring for Espanyol.

Valencia currently sit in 11th place in the Spanish league table, however they're just seven points clear of the relegation zone. They're also fresh off the back of a 8-1 aggregate humbling in the Copa del Rey at the hands of Barcelona.

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