Excellent first-half block with his legs when Mane ran through came at a crucial time in the match, and proved to be pivotal to Valencia's win.
Was his usual enterprising self until injury cut short his evening, and he was replaced by Jordi Alba.
A more stable defensive influence than his colleague, Navarro, and marshaled Adrian Colunga relatively comfortable to help Los Che see out the win.
The full-back did not get forward as often as usual, but was vigilant to the threat of Manu and closed his space, limiting his influence.
His slack play presented the ball to Parejo in the first half, and all too often the centre back appears susceptible to pace, as Manu also proved. However, was in right place to convert Tino Costa's free kick at the second attempt.
Always finds himself in good positions with his excellent close control and ability, but was not heavily involved tonight and in the end was replaced after complaining of a knock.
A functional performance from the veteran, who allowed colleague Tino Costa to pull the strings by breaking up the play well and feeding his teammate.
The former Betis man displayed direct running whenever possible, but did not get into dangerous positions as often as he would normally hope to. Was unlucky to see effort strike the post.
Absolutely fantastic, goal of the season-contending volley sent Valencia on their way, and his performance was buoyed by his early strike. Great delivery set up Navarro's second.
Gave everything, using his physical presence to upset the Azulones back line, but apart from a first half cross that landed just outwith his reach, didn't really become involved in the contest, and was replaced by Isco
Worked extremely hard off of very sparse service, and attempt to carve out his own chances. Should have did better in finding Joaquin in space but over hit his second half pass.
Was unfortunate to see his efforts to block David Navarro's header not cleared by his defenders, and also made good saves from Isco and also to prevent Borja from putting into his own net.
Left Navarro completely free to have not one, but two chances to score the second goal that killed off the contest.
The full-back didn't like the constant movement of Mata off his flank, and looked unsure as to how to deal with the Spanish international's threat.
Joaquin got the better of him on far too many occasions, and also offered nothing in the opposition third despite Getafe spending much of the match behind.
Dealt with Aduriz and Soldado reasonably well, coping with their physicality and ensuring that neither was allowed space to utilise their aerial ability.
Gave an element of class to Getafe's midfielder, using his passing range to create opportunities, but he couldn't influence proceedings enough to prevent defeat.
Attempted to drive the Azulones forward, but the opposition midfield pairing of Albelda and Tino Costa were superior on the night.
Almost put past his own keeper when trying to clear danger in the second half, and that represented his only involvement of note in the match.
Was barely involved in a match that almost completely past him by, and simply could not get involved in a match where Getafe struggled in general to get a foothold.
Saw a close range effort in the first half blocked, but that chance aside, rarely threatened the Valencia defence, and was unsurprisingly replaced.
Manu del Moral
Showed brilliant pace to escape the Valencia defence in the first half only to see Moya save his effort, but that was as close as he came to breaking the deadlock.
- 13 Guaita
Replaced Mathieu early in the contest and did well at left-back, proving difficult to get past and distributed the ball forward competently.
- 3 H. Maduro
- 21 É. Banega
Given 25 minutes and was useful as Los Che counter-attacked near the end.
- 19 Pablo Hernández
The young striker was given a league outing, and should have scored with chance almost immediately after coming on.
- 1 O. Ustari
- 4 I. Kas
- 23 Marcano
- 21 Pedro Mosquera
Came close with a run and shot near the end, but his introduction came too late to save the game.
The 20 year-old hitman came on as Getafe chased the game but didnt get an opportunity.
The Venezuelan could find the goals to save Getafe from defeat.