Other goals in the match came on a header by Henrique Sereno in the 71st minute and a right-footed shot by Jordi Amat in the 72nd minute.
With 37 points Los Franjirojos trail Real Sociedad by three for the final Europa League spot, and have compiled a record of 12 wins, 12 losses and one draws on the season. Real Valladolid now sit in 11th in the table with a record of nine wins, 10 losses and six draws.
Real Valladolid had 32.3% of possession. Real Valladolid had 13 shots, including three on goal.
Dani Hernández stopped seven shots.
Manucho had three shots for Real Valladolid, more than any of his team-mates
Dani Hernández's 16 passes to Manucho were the most between any Real Valladolid team-mates during the match.
Rayo Vallecano actually came out on top in terms of ball possession, posting a 67.7% possession rate during the contest.
The Rayistas managed 18 shots, but it was not enough. They also completed 444 passes and had 31 crosses in the match.
The four attempts by Roberto Trashorras were the most of any Rayo Vallecano player.
The combination of Alejandro Gálvez to Amat was the most common during the match, as the two players connected 19 times.