Was left with little to do for long spells but made a simply fantastic save low down to his left to deny Nouioui in the second half, a block that proved crucial.
Only making his second league start of the season but kept a second clean sheet in succession, despite Depor threatening to steal the points during a dangerous second-half spell.
Saw a lot of possesion in the first half, but was often wasteful, particularly when attempting to cross the ball into the area, but was solid enough defensively.
More winger than full back today, he was constantly on the front foot, and his well-timed volley fired Valencia on their way to the points when it looked like they may struggle to break Depor down.
The Lithuanian does not look the most composed under pressure, particularly at centre back, and had some shaky moments in the second period as Depor threatened.
Given a rare outing from the start, and at times linked well with Juan Mata and Soldado, without truly being able to create clear goalscoring opportunities.
At times could not sufficiently link up with the likes of Mata and Soldado, but took his clinching goal extremely well, dragging the ball around Aranzubia to score.
Valencia's most creative player, he constantly demanded possession to probe and attempt to find openings. Determination allowed Pablo Hernandez to net clinching goal.
The Dutchman's defensive tendencies were not required due to Depor sitting deep inside their own territory, and was replaced by the most offensively-minded Tino Costa in the second half.
The Argentine was not tested from a defensive perspective and sat further forward, passing possession onto the likes of Mata and Pablo.
Was often surrounded by three central defenders keeping his space to a premium, and apart from a sniff of a chance in the second half that was cleared from the goalline, it was a frustrating afternoon.
Did not have a great deal to do in the first half, and may feel that he could have kept out Mathieu's effort which flew in at the near post.
Was comfortable in the first half as Valencia struggled to infiltrate their back line, and was blameless at either goal in the second period.
The strongest of the Deportivo defenders, he was a tower of strength, making superbly timed challenges and marshalling the back line. Almost popped up with a late equaliser in the opposite area.
Formed part of a central three and for the most part kept Roberto Soldado quiet, but could not cut out Tino Costa's through ball in the channel, and Depor were made to pay.
Was faced with the challenge of the pace of Vicente, and in the first half did well, but Mathieu's constantly overlapping left him outnumbered too often, and the opening goal came from his position.
The experienced defender did extremely well for the most part against Pablo and Juan Mata, who dropped wide to find space, but was eventually caught out in the closing stages as Los Che netted a breakaway second.
Like Tomas, always on the back foot and sat diligently in front of the defence, and attempted to stop Vicente and Juan Mata playing when they drifted into the centre of the pitch, which he did well until the closing period.
Produced a sensational block to deny Soldado a certain goal, and for the most part had an assured match in the centre of the pitch.
Looked to get forward and offer support to Nouioui whenever possible, but Valencia's domination of the match made his involvement was limited.
Played a reserve role with a focus on the defensive rather his usual attacking style, and was well-disciplined. Could have set up a late equaliser is pass to Colotto had been better.
Worked hard with little possession, but almost scored a shock opener with a great low shot that was brilliantly saved by Guaita.
- 39 Ayoze
Came on for Vicente in the second period in a straight swap.
- 2 Bruno
- 20 Ricardo Costa
Came on with twenty minutes remaining, and produced a superb through ball to set up Mathieu's opening strike.
- 8 A. Domínguez
Came on in the second half as Valencia pushed for the win.