That's all she wrote from El Madrigal. Another three points at home to continue Villarreal's 100% run to start the 2012-13 season in the Segunda. Not the greatest performance, but you can't argue with the results.
Hernán Pérez started the scoring in the 79th minute with a tap-in rebound from a Walter Pandiani shot. Goalie's mistake, sure, but you have to be there to capitalize. And the Paraguayan international was on the spot, a reward for his efforts throughout the match.
Hernán's goal followed mutual expulsions in the 57th minute, with Joan Oriol being sent off for Villarreal. One figured the match would open up a bit, and it did, but Pandiani made a greater impact. Fernando Cavenaghi and Gerard Bordas were predictably inept, so it was appropriate that Nigerian international Ikechukwu Uche scored his first goal in yellow in stoppage time. Finally the ex-pichichi of the Segunda scored his scoring touch in a 1v1 situation.
We visit El Molinón next weekend to take on a recovering Sporting Gijón side. Won't feel quite like a Primera match, but another win would put us one step closer to reliving those nights again. Endavant Villarreal!