El Haddadi dismissal costs Valencia

Las Palmas recovered from a goal down to comprehensively beat Valencia 3-1 at Estadio de Gran Canaria in La Liga on Monday night after Munir El Haddadi was given his marching orders.

Los Che have endured a torrid season so far and find themselves in the bottom half of the table, in danger of getting involved in a relegation scrap.

However, they began the match against los Amarillos well, taking the lead 21 minutes into the match. Jose Gaya played a superb ball in for Santi Mina, who had a simple tap in to put the visitors 1-0 up.

The hosts fought back well, with Kevin-Prince Boateng somehow missing a shot from inside the six-yard box 10 minutes later.

The Ghana international made up for his miss in the 42nd minute when he split the defence with a great throughball for Jonathan Viera, who took a skillful first touch before burying the ball in the top corner to bring the scores level at 1-1.

Valencia's hopes of grabbing a much needed win took a severe blow in the 51st minute when El Haddadi was sent off for a second bookable offence and it did not take long for Las Palmas to make the most of it.

Six minutes later, Mauricio Lemo struck a beautiful curling free kick, up and over the wall into the top left hand corner to put the hosts 2-1 up.

The result was decided in the 61st minute as Boateng finally managed to get himself on the scoresheet, after being played in by Pedro Bigas, blasting the ball home and giving the goalkeeper no chance to condemn Valencia to their 10th defeat of the season.