Espanyol: Kameni; Pillud, Víctor
Ruíz, Nico Pareja, Chica; Forlín, Raúl Baena (Nakamura
52'); Coro, Sahar (Tamudo 61'), Luis García (Iván Alonso 52');
José Callejón. 4-2-3-1.
Racing: Toño; Morris (Oriol 61'), Torrejón, Henrique, Christian; Lacen, Colsa; Munitis, Canales (Luis García 72'), Oscar Serrano (Arana 79'); Tchité. 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 47. Henrique. Got in front of marker to head Canales free kick past Kameni
0-2. 52. Canales. Picked up Munitis pass and beat keeper with shot on turn.
0-3. 68. Tchité (penalty). After Pillud tripped up Oscar Serrano on edge of area.
0-4. 72. Canales. Latched on to Serrano cross and turned ball wide of Kameni.
Yellow cards: Morris 32', Serrano 42', Tchité 57', Colsa 72', Forlín 74', Víctor Ruíz 87'.
Espanyol's season is going from bad to worse, and there were serious protests from the few fans who stayed to the end after they lost 0-4 to struggling Racing Santander.
All the goals came after the break, with Henrique heading the Cantabrians in to the lead from a Canales free kick just two minutes after the restart. Canales himself got the second, and after Tchité converted a penalty following a trip by Pillud on Oscar Serrano, the 18 year old midfielder rounded off a special night with his side's fourth.
It was a first win for new coach Miguel Angel Portugal, and Racing are now only two points from safety. Espanyol are only three points above their opponents though after a fourth defeat in a row, and with only eight goals scored all season Pochettino needs to turn things around quickly if he is to stay in a job. With a visit to city neighbours Barcelona next up though that is unlikely to happen.