Victor Moses is delighted to make his debut at Spartak Moscow with a winning start.
Moses joined the new club last week Thursday and was introduced 10 minutes into the second half of Spartak’s away league tie to Khimki on Saturday.
The Moscow-based club won 3-2 in the thrilling and equally physical encounter which saw the referee dish out nine yellow cards across the two teams.
The entrance of Moses seemed to turn things around for Spartak Moscow as they not only cancelled their one-goal deficit but added two more goals to race to a 3-1 lead before another Nigeria international, Brian Idowu, scored what was only mere consolation for Khimki as the game ended 3-2 in favour of the visitors.
Spartak Moscow are joint top with Zenith St. Petersburg on the Russian Premier League standings with 24 points after 11 games.
Both teams have won seven games, drawn three and lost one match each but it is Zenith that have a slight advantage in their goals’ difference.
It means Moses will likely add another Premier League title to his belt, this time in Russia, after winning the English Premier League at Chelsea’s under then manager Antonio Conte.
This is Moses’ sixth loan move after spells at Liverpool, Stoke City, West Ham United, Fenerbahce and Inter Milan.
He featured in 128 matches for Chelsea, in which he scored 18 goals and made 13 assists.