CSKA, Anzhi triumph to keep in touch
CSKA Moscva claimed their fourth consecutive win of the new Russian Premier League season 1-0 away to Krasnodar. Ahmed Musa scored the only goal on the hour to move the capital club a point behind joint leaders Zenit St Petersburg and Terek Grozny.
Big-spending Anzhi Makhachkala are a point behind CSKA after they were 2-1 winners at Krylya Sovetov. Goals from Christopher Samba (26) and Lacina Traore (55) either side of half-time ensured the win as Krylya responded late on through Pablo Zeballos (82).
Lokomotiv Moscva moved above city rivals Spartak after they came from behind to win their derby clash 2-1. Dmitri Kombarov fired Spartak ahead after six minutes but it was two goals in six second-half minutes that sunk them. Dame N'Doye got the first on the hour before half-time substitute Roman Pavlyuchenko grabbed the winner to lift Lokomotiv up to fifth.
Another capital club, Dinamo Moscva, remained at the bottom after they surrendered a late winner at home to Kuban Krasnodar. Cristian Noboa sent Dinamo ahead on the stroke of half-time but after Artem Fidler (64) levelled it was an injury-time strike from Aras Ozbiliz that sent them to a fourth defeat in five.