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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Dynamo Coach Throws in the Towel

MOSCOW — Dynamo Moscow coach Valery Gazzayev resigned after a 2-1 defeat to city rival Lokomotiv in a dramatic Russian Premier League derby Saturday.

"I have made a decision to step down," Gazzayev told a post-match news conference.

"Dynamo is a young team with a lot of potential, and now it will be up to my successor to achieve something with it."

Lokomotiv's Georgian striker, Zaza Dzhanashia, hit the winner 14 minutes from time when he beat 18-year-old Dynamo goalkeeper Vladimir Gabulov from close range.

Dmitry Bulykin, who joined Dynamo from Lokomotiv in the off-season, should have equalized in the final minute but was denied by goalkeeper Ruslan Nigmatullin. Substitute Vitaly Grishin gave Dynamo the lead midway through the first half when he headed home Ruslan Gusev's cross.

Dmitry Loskov, the league's top scorer last year, equalized for Lokomotiv with a low drive in the 61st minute for his first goal of the season.

"Dynamo dominated the game in the first half, but we made some key changes in our line-up and were able to adjust after the break," said Lokomotiv coach Yury Syomin.

Defending champion Spartak Moscow moved into second place after a 72nd-minute penalty from Dmitry Parfyonov gave it a 1-0 win at lowly Rostselmash Rostov.

Anzhi Makhachkala ended Krylya Sovietov's perfect start to the season by holding the Premier League leader to a 0-0 draw. Samara had previously won five straight league and cup matches without conceding a goal.

Mirdjalol Kasymov missed a first-half penalty for Krylya, which remains top on goal difference from Spartak with both sides on 13 points from five matches.

On Friday, Premier League newcomer Torpedo-ZIL Moscow recorded its first win in the top flight by beating Chernomorets Novorossiisk 2-0.