Zenit defeat Khimki thanks to goals from Karavaev and Mostovoy
The blue-white-sky blues put an end to Khimki's impressive form with a 2-0 win at the Gazprom Arena to maintain our four point lead at the top of the Russian Premier Liga.
The first half continued in much the same vain with the home side dominating and other than a few half-chances falling Mirzov's way, it was all Zenit. Slava Karavaev was the man to break the deadlock on the stroke of halftime. The rightback, found the ball at his feet in the middle of a goalmouth scramble and made no mistake, the goal coming after Douglas Santos' original strike had rattled the underside of the bar following a corner.The blue-white-sky blues went into the break a deserved goal up.
The second half was all Zenit and further golden chances fell to Azmoun, Dzyuba and Douglas Santos, who'd pushed forward all game. It took until two minutes into added time for Wendel to break forward and find substitute Andrey Mostovoy in space, giving the young Russian a perfect ball for him to finish and make the score beyond doubt.
Sergei Semak's side remain in first place in the Russian Premier Liga, four points clear at the top with six games to play. Zenit's next match is the away trip to Sochi on Sunday 11 April.