30 Sep 2012

Villa helps Barca to win over Sevilla

1:06 pm on 30 September 2012

Substitute David Villa scored a superb last-gasp winner and Cesc Fabregas netted twice as leaders Barcelona came from two goals down to stun 10-man Sevilla 3-2 and extend their perfect La Liga record in Spanish football.

It was the second time Barca have recovered to win this season - they were behind at Osasuna before winning 2-1 - and Tito Vilanova's side look hungry to take back the title they lost to Real Madrid last term after three straight triumphs.

Saturday's success means Barca equalled their best start to the season of six straight victories, a feat they have achieved four times previously and most recently in 2009-10.

They have 18 points, four ahead of Malaga, who thumped 10-man Real Betis 4-nil, and will be at least eight ahead of Real when they host their arch rivals next weekend.