Lokomotiv Moscow moved two points clear at the top of the Russian Premier League after a 2-1 victory over Krylya Sovetov. Zenit St Petersburg's goalless draw with Tomsk on Sunday gave Leonid Kuchuk's men an excellent chance to open up a lead at the top of the standings, and they started in excellent fashion with Dame N'Doye opening the scoring after 18 minutes.
Magomed Ozdoev came off the bench to double his side's lead in the 77th minute and although Stanislav Dragun pulled one back for Sovetov, Lokomotiv held on to secure all three points.
Fegor Ogude scored twice as Amkar Perm stormed to a 5-1 win over Volga Nizhny Novgorod. Ogude scored the opener after just four minutes and although Luton Shelton equalised just after the half hour mark, Georgi Peev's penalty in the 37th minute put Amkar ahead again.
There would be no way back this time for the visitors as Ogude struck in the 79th minute, while substitute Maksim Kanunnikov and Marcin Kowalczyk's own goal late on flattered the hosts.
Elsewhere, Rostov were held to a goalless draw at home to Kuban Krasnodar.