Villarreal continued their impressive start to the season with a dominant 4-0 victory over winless Elche as Unai Emery's men made it four games without conceding this campaign.
As expected, Villarreal controlled the game from the start, although it would take until the 26th minute to finally break down a stubborn Elche defence.
Athletic Bilbao's unbeaten start to the La Liga season was snapped thanks to a 1-0 loss to RCD Espanyol at the San Memes on Sunday, seeing the Basque club miss a chance to go unbeaten against Espanyol in six straight top-flight matches for the first time.
Rubén García stepped up with a late winner to maintain his side's perfect home record at El Sadar, after Florian Lejeune earlier thought he had secured a point with a fine long range freekick.
The result sees Los Rojillos move up to the heights of fourth place.
Real Madrid lead in Spain La Liga table after winning four consecutive matches, followed by Barcelona and Villarreal position 2 and 3 with 10 point each respectively.
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