Sevilla: Palop; Sergio Sánchez, Squillaci
(Konko 46'), Dragutinovic, Fernando Navarro; Jesús Navas, Lolo (Romaric
46'), Zokora, Renato, Perotti; Luis Fabiano, Negredo (Koné 79'). 4-4-2.
Valladolid: Justo Villar; Barragán, Nivaldo, Luis Prieto, Marcos; Pelé, Alvaro Rubio (César Arzo 77'); Borja, Diego Costa, Canobbio (Javi Baraja 89'); Manucho (Nauzet 46'). 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 33. Manucho. Ran in to head Diego Costa cross wide of keeper.
1-1. 45. Luis Fabiano (penalty). After Marcos fouled Navas inside area.
Yellow cards: Diego Costa 06', Nivaldo 19', Pelé 43', Navas 49', Dragutinovic 54', Villar 79', Luis Fabiano 88', Romaric 89' / red cards: Borja 39'.
Third placed Sevilla lost more ground on the leading two after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Valladolid, their second home draw in a week.
The visitors had the better of the opening minutes, and Manucho gave them the lead with a well placed header from a Diego Costa cross.
Borja was sent off though soon afterwards for a foul on Perotti, and Luis Fabiano equalised from the penalty spot after Marcos fouled Navas on the stroke of half time.
Mendilibar's side held on however in the second half for a valuable point.