Gonzalo Higuain was on the scoresheet again as Real Madrid defeated Real Sociedad yesterday.

Higuain scored in the ninth minute as Real threatened to run riot, with the hosts indebted to goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.

Sociedad came back after half-time and piled on the pressure but they could not make their approach pay as Jose Mourinho's side claimed top spot, one place ahead of Barcelona after their rampant win over Mallorca.