Moses’ brilliance shoots Spartak Moscow to vital victory

Victor Moses provided the two assists that helped Spartak Moscow secure a nail-biting 2-1 Russian Premier League win away to Arsenal Tula on Monday evening.
Moses was the architect of the visitors’ first goal when he did well to locate Aleksandr Sobolev, who then applied the decisive finish midway through the opening period.
However, an embarrassing Ilya Kutepov own goal on the stroke of halftime brought the home side back on levelled terms heading into the break.
But Moses ensured Spartak made away with all the three points at stake when his perfect pass opened space for Carl Henrik Jordan Larsson to smash home the winner in the 76th minute.
The win over Arsenal Tula sends Spartak Moscow past city rivals Lokomotiv Moscow into second on the league table, the last UEFA Champions League qualifying spot.
Only one point separates Spartak and Lokomotiv in the race for Europe’s premier club competition, with two matches left to play.
Chelsea-owned Moses, who has already contributed three goals and two assists in the league, will hope to help his team’s cause before his loan deal runs to an end.
Zenit St Petersburg have already been crowned Russian champions at the weekend, having amassed an unassailable 61 points from 28 matches.
Spartak Moscow have leapfrogged city rivals Lokomotiv Moscow into second place in the Russian Premier League table after beating Arsenal Tula 2-1 on Monday afternoon.
Chelsea loanee Victor Moses continues to show why he should be signed on a permanent basis with another classy performance for The Red-Whites.
The visitors took the lead through Aleksandr Sobolev, with the former Nigeria international providing the assist for his goal in the 21st minute.
Moses showed excellent footwork and change of direction to beat Arsenal Tula’s Nikolay Rasskazov before sending a delightful cross to Sobolev, who guided his header past goalkeeper Egor Shamov.
An own goal from Ilya Kutepov in the 45th minute ensured both teams were level going into the interval.
Thirteen minutes from time, Spartak Moscow striker Jordan Larsson capitalised on an assist from Moses to score what proved to be the winning goal.
Moses controlled a long pass with his chest, then beat his marker, before laying the ball on a plate for Larsson to slot home from close range.
The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner has been involved in four goals (2 goals, 2 assists) in his last seven matches in the Russian Premier League.

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