Villarreal midfielder Dani Parejo scored the decisive objective in a 2-1 win at dwelling to former membership Valencia to take his facet top of La Liga on Sunday.
Parejo, who used to captain Valencia however switched to Villarreal in August, saying he had been pressured out, barely celebrated his objective after his shot took a heavy deflection off Mouctar Diakhaby into the online within the 69th minute.
Paco Alcacer, one other former Valencia participant, had given Villarreal the lead with a penalty within the sixth minute though Goncalo Guedes levelled for the struggling guests within the thirty seventh.
Villarreal had Japan worldwide Takefusa Kubo despatched off in added time for a second yellow card while Parejo then limped off the pitch with a muscle damage.
Yet Unai Emery`s facet noticed out the win to guide the standings on 11 factors after six video games, one forward of second-placed Real Madrid who had been crushed 1-0 at dwelling by Cadiz on Saturday.
Valencia had been left twelfth on seven.