Sevilla: Beto; Coke (Cicinho 80'), Fazio,
Fernando Navarro, Alberto Moreno; Medel, Kondogbia (Maduro 49'); Jesús
Navas, Rakitic, Perotti (Stevanovic 62'); Negredo. 4-2-3-1.
Espanyol: Kiko Casilla; Javi López, Colotto, Héctor Moreno, Capdevila; Forlín, Víctor Sánchez (Raúl Baena 60'); Stuani, Verdú (Tejera 87'), Wakaso (Víctor Alvarez 80'); Sergio García. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 11. Capdevila (own goal). Deflected Navas pass over head of own keeper.
2-0. 19. Coke. Latched on to Navas pass on right of area and fired shot in to net.
3-0. 23. Negredo. Got behind Kiko Casilla to slide Rakitic cross back in to net.
Yellow cards: Negredo 15', Javi López 44', Wakaso 71'.
Sevilla moved up to eighth spot, within three points of city rivals Betis, after a 3-0 win over Espanyol on Sunday evening. All the goals came in the first quarter of the match, Capdevila heading the first in to his own net trying to cut out a pass back from Jesús Navas. Coke added the second after Navas put him through soon afterwards, and Negredo got behind keeper Casilla to turn a long Rakitic centre in to the net for the third, the referee turning down claims for offside from the visitors. The Catalans started the match level on points with their hosts, but they offered little resistance, and Unai Emery's side could have added to their lead after that, Negredo and Rakitic going close before the break, and Casilla keeping out Fazio a couple of times after the restart. Capdevila and Verdú did test Beto for the first time late on, and Stuani fired a shot against the crossbar in the dying minutes, but by then it was all over.