Real Sociedad: Rulli; Odriozola, Raúl Navas, Iñigo Martínez, Yuri; Xabi Prieto (Canales 71‘), Illarramendi, Zurutuza; Carlos Vela, Juanmi (Jon Bautista 66’), Oyarzabal (David Concha 79’). 4-3-3.
Villarreal: Sergio Asenjo; Mario, Musacchio, Alvaro, Jaume Costa; Jonathan Dos Santos (Sansone 68’), Bruno, Manu Trigueros (Rodri 46’), Cheryshev (Samu Castillejo 69’); Adrián López, Bakambu. 4-4-2.
0-1. 94. Samu Castillejo. Got on the end of Costa cross to turn shot past Rulli.
Yellow cards: Cheryshev 29’, Mario 49’, Xabi Prieto 56’, Rodri 70’, Bruno 70’, Raúl Navas 93’.
Villarreal beat fifth placed Real Sociedad 0-1 in the Sunday mid-day kick-off to move up to within two points of their hosts in the table, a morale boosting result after the midweek disappointment in Europe. The locals had the better of the first half, Raúl Navas heading the best chance wide, and after the interval Juanmi, Jon Bautista and Carlos Vela all failed to find the target. Bakambu turned a shot wide though after a mistake by Rulli, and Bruno headed against the bar before Samu Castillejo got on the end of a Jaume Costa cross to volley home the winner in the fourth and final minute of injury time.