Sevilla: Javi Varas; Cáceres, Spahic,
Escudé, Fernando Navarro; Jesús Navas, Medel, Trochowski, Perotti
(Coke 69'); Kanouté (Rakitic 58'), Negredo (Manu del Moral 80'. 4-4-2.
Valencia: Guaita; Bruno (Barragán 46'), Adil Rami, Víctor Ruíz (Soldado 70'), Matieu; Maduro, Tino Costa; Jonas, Banega, Piatti (Canales 62'); Aduríz. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 18. Kanouté. Controlled Navas pass and struck shot inside near post.
Yellow cards: Tino Costa 23', Trochowski 46', 55', Aduríz 61', Spahic 71', Rami 94' / red cards: Trochowski 55', Escudé 67', Aduríz 70'.
Sevilla beat Valencia 1-0 in the first match of the weekend to move up to third in the table. The Andalusians dominated the first half, Kanouté having an early strike ruled out for a dubious offside after Guaita had saved a spectacular overhead kick from Negredo. A few minutes later though Kanouté picked up a Jesús Navas cross to fire a shot past the keeper, and Kanouté, Cáceres and Perotti could all have added to the lead before the interval. Emery's half time team talk had it's effect though, Tino Costa and Jonas testing Javi Varas soon after the restart. Sevilla were left with ten men when Trochowski picked up a second booking, and a few minutes later the visitors were awarded a penalty when Escudé brought down Aduríz, the defender also being shown a red card for the foul. Banega fired his spot kick against the post though, and soon afterwards Valencia were also a man down after Aduríz was sent off for stamping on the foot of Spahic, who fell theatrically to the ground. After that the Andalusians held on to hand the Ches their first defeat of the season.