First Division - Day 23

Espanyol 0 - Sevilla 2

Espanyol: Kameni; Sergio Sánchez, Pareja, Torrejón, David García; Coro (Angel 66'), Lola, Román (De la Peña 46'), Nené; Luis García (Tamudo 87'), Iván Alonso. 4-4-2.
Sevilla: Palop; Mosquera, Squillaci, David Prieto,Fernando Navarro (Adriano 69'); Fazio (Perotti 75'), Romaric; Jesús Navas, Renato, Diego Capel (José Carlos 88'); Kanouté. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Espanyol: Pareja, Nené for Jarque, Rufete / Sevilla: David Prieto, Fazio, Renato for Escudé, Duscher, Acosta.

0-1. 83. Kanouté. Fired shot past Kameni after Navas cross deflected to him.
0-2. 92. Kanouté. Got on end of Navas cross to turn ball in from close up.

Yellow cards: Mosquera 20', David García 33', Lola 38', 64', Navarro 54', De la Peña 63' / red cards: Lola 64'.

Sevilla are back up to third after a late 0-2 victory against an Espanyol side who find themselves at the foot of the table. Luis García in particular went close two or three times as the Catalans had the better of the first half.

Sevilla came out strongly after the restart however, Kameni having to save from Renato and Fazio, and Capel firing another shot wide after a long run. But Coro missed the easiest of chances after intercepting a clearance from Palop, firing a shot straight at David Prieto with the goal at his mercy and then seeing the defender somehow head clear his follow up whilst lying on the ground.

Just three minutes later however things swung the visitors' way when Lola was sent off for a second bookable offence. And Kanouté took advantage to score twice late on, connecting with two crosses from Jesús Navas to leave win the match and leave Pochettino's side without a win since the first week of November.