Paco Alcacer, Jose Luis Gaya and Sofiane Feghouli were both among the scores as Valencia sealed a 3-0 win at home to Cordoba on Thursday to move top of the La Liga standings on goal difference.
All three teams at the summit of the Spanish Primera Division have 13 points but Barcelona and Sevilla trail in second and third places respectively, courtesy of Valencia’s goal superiority.
Valencia have scored 13 goals and conceded twice, yielding a plus-11 goals differential, same as the Catalans who are yet to concede this season.
Alcácer’s and Luis Gayá’s goals came midway through the first half before Algerian World Cup hero Sofiane Feghouli completed scoring in the 73rd minute to cap an emphatic win against the struggling Cordoba.
Spain international, Alacer, opened scoring on 22 minutes, burying his flicked header into the top corner following Feghouli’s cross.
Left-back Gayá scored his first goal of the season few minutes later, when he fired home a lose ball from the penalty area.
Feghouli then latched on to André Gomes’ pass to finish off the contest and help Valencia claim their fourth successive win this season.
Elsewhere in the day’s fixture, goals from Sergio Garcia and Christian Stuani handed Espanyol their first win of the season over fellow strugglers Getafe.
Garcia netted a beautiful volley on 65 minutes before substitute Stuani doubled the lead from 12 yards in the 82nd minute.
Espanyol, who have now notched up five points from five matches, leapfrogged Gettafe at the bottom of the league table, with the latter only ahead of Cordoba in the table.