Dinamo Moscow kept in touch with early Russian Premier League leaders Zenit St. Petersburg by beating Arsenal Tula 2-0 at the Arsenal Stadium.
While Andre Villas-Boas' men have won all four of their opening games, Dinamo's second-round defeat to city rivals Spartak Moscow ruined their chances of making a perfect start to the new season. But they are only three points off behind Zenit after goals from Douglas and Kevin Kuranyi rendered Ivan Ershov's 47th-minute response irrelevant on Sunday.
Spartak Moscow are also keeping tabs on the leaders after clinching a 1-0 win across the capital at CSKA Moscow. Both clubs had a man sent off - Kirill Nababkin for CSKA and Sergei Parshivlyuk for Spartak - while Dmitri Kombarov's 61st-minute penalty settled the derby in the Red and Whites' favour.
Krasnodar are in fifth place after downing Rostov 2-0 through goals from Joaozinho and Odil Ahmedov. Elsewhere, Rubin Kazan and Lokomotiv Moscow shared a 1-1 draw at the newly inaugurated Kazan Arena. Aleksey Miranchuk fired Lokomotiv ahead in the 26th minute but Gokdeniz Karadeniz levelled from the penalty spot five minutes later to earn 11th-placed Rubin a share of the points.