Valencia: César; Bruno Saltor (Miguel 46'),
David Navarro, Alexis, Mathieu; Albelda, Banega (Marchena 69'); Joaquín
(Pablo Hernández 78'), David Silva, Mata; David Villa. 4-2-3-1.
Villarreal: Diego López; Angel, Kiko, Godín, Capdevila; Bruno Soriano, Marcos Senna (Gonzalo 57'), Cani (Rossi 68'), David Fuster (Ibagaza 46'), Cazorla; Nilmar. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 06. Banega. Fired shot wide of Diego López after Silva laid ball back.
2-0. 28. David Villa (penalty). After Kiko sent off for bringing down Villa in area.
3-0. 56. David Silva. Beat keeper after Capdevila failed to clear Mattieu cross.
3-1. 61. Nilmar. Ran ball in to empty net afterAalexis headed over own keeper.
4-1. 91. David Villa. Got on end of Silva's cross to steer shot wide of keeper.
Yellow cards: Bruno Saltor 36', Banega 56', Navarro 65', Albelda 70' / red cards: Kiko 26'.
Valencia's impressive season continues, and they stay in third place, now only three points behind Real Madrid, after beating neighbours Villarreal 4-1 on Sunday. With only six minutes on the clock David Silva set up Banega to open the scoring, and Villa made it two from the penalty spot after youngster Kiko was sent off for bringing down the striker. Silva scored the third early in the second half after a bad clearance by Capdevila from Mattieu's cross, and although Nilmar got one back after a misunderstanding between Alexis and César, Villa rounded things off with a fourth goal in injury time.