Diego da Silva Costa sealed the three points by converting a penalty kick.
Madrid, Spain (SportsNetwork.com) -
Atletico Madrid picked up a 2-0 win over Elche at the Vicente Calderon on Friday to move six points clear at the top of the La Liga table.
It looked as if Atletico would be made to settle for a draw after David Villa missed a penalty kick in the 50th minute of Friday's affair, but Miranda managed to get the hosts off the mark 22 minutes later.
Atletico made sure of the win late on when Cristian Sapunaru was sent off for a foul in the penalty area, which allowed Diego Costa to seal three points by converting the ensuing attempt.