Carew double enough for Valencia
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
A brace from Norwegian international striker John Carew was enough to seal a 2-0 away win for the reigning champions at Vallarreal.
Sanjuan Quique Alvarez did not help the home side's cause when he was sent off on 55 minutes with the score at 1-0.
Alaves got off to a perfect start for the visit of Atletico Madrid when Ruben Navarro put them ahead after just 12 minutes of play.
Romanian striker Adrian Ilie added a second just after the half hour that sealed the game for the home side.
Alaves leapt up the table as a result of the win, moving up six places to eleventh in La Liga, level on points with Barcelona.