With a comfortable win at 10-man Betis on Wednesday, Villarreal moved to inside three points of Sevilla and the top four in La Liga.
Inside the initial half-hour, Gerard Moreno struck twice to put the Yellow Submarine on course for the three points, with Betis decreased to ten men on the half-time stroke as Nabil Fekir was sent off.
The aftereffect of the game was never in question and was in truth immensely uneven all through with Marc Bartra granting an unnecessary penalty to Carlos Bacca in the seventh moment with a foul.
Moreno made no mistake from the spot and multiplied the lead 23 minutes later after a neat turn and turn past Betis defender Sidnei, with a formed completion.
It was another limp show from the hosts who sacked supervisor Rubi last week and with wearing director Alexis Trujillo until the finish of the season as interim coach.
It proceeded Villarreal ‘s remarkable resurgence in results – since the resumption of Spanish football last month, they have now gathered 16 points from six games, and host title-chasing Barcelona on Sunday.
In other games of the night, Real Valladolid and Levante drew without goals – 0:0.