A second-half equaliser by Athletic Bilbao's Oscar de Marcos denied David Moyes' Real Sociedad a much-needed win in the Basque derby.
Carlos Vela's early headed goal got hosts Real Sociedad got off to a dream start and Moyes' side missed several chances to extend their lead before half-time.
They were made to rue those misses when De Marcos equalised in the 62nd minute, meaning the game ended 1-1.
Athletic had to play the final 10 minutes with 10 men when Aymeric Laporte was sent off, but Real Sociedad were unable to make the extra man count, and remain 14th in the table.
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David Moyes arrived in San Sebastian as the new coach of Real Sociedad on Wednesday.
The Scot will be officially unveiled by the club on Thursday afternoon, seven months after being sacked by Manchester United following a dismal first season in charge.
Moyes has agreed a one-and-a-half-year deal with the La Liga outfit.
Real Sociedad captain Xabi Prieto claims the team are looking forward to starting work under "great coach" David Moyes.
Former Manchester United boss Moyes will begin the task of rebuilding his reputation in La Liga after he was appointed by the Basque outfit earlier this week.
In an interview with Real Sociedad TV, midfielder Prieto described the Scot as a "great coach, very prestigious" and said the team were "looking forward to meeting him and working under him".
Prieto said: "It is very difficult to be at a club for many years as he was at Everton, a sign that he did very well, growing the club and qualifying for several years to play in Europe.
"We hope that with La Real something similar can happen, to help us grow, give us stability and improve the team."
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David Moyes says he is ready to return to management following his disastrous spell in charge of Manchester United.
Moyes, who was sacked less than 10 months after succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson, said he was waiting for the right opportunity to repair his reputation.
"I am ready to return," he told the BBC.
"I have enjoyed the time off but I have got to wait on the right job and make sure it's one that I want.
"....I am hoping that the next club I join gives me the chance to build a team, because I think that is what I am good at," the former Everton boss added.
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