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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

O'Connor Nets Winner As Lokomotiv Triumphs

Substitute Garry O'Connor scored in extra time to give Lokomotiv a 1-0 victory over city rival FK Moscow in the Russian Cup final on Sunday.

The Scotland striker, who came on for Roman Kantsedalov midway through the second half, fired the 103rd-minute winner into an empty net after a great solo run by Dmitry Sychev.

It's a great feeling to be able to score the winning goal in a cup final," O'Connor said. "Dmitry did all the work with his run and I was just in the right place to finish it off."

With the early afternoon start and the temperature on the artificial turf of Luzhniki stadium rising above 30 degrees Celsius, both teams were forced to play at a slow tempo during normal time.

Lokomotiv, in its ninth final, wasted a number of chances in the first half while FK Moscow, playing in its first final, came alive after the break but missed several opportunities.

Lokomotiv and Zenit, who finished just behind them in fo?urth place in the league last season, will represent Russia in the UEFA Cup next term.

In the Russian Premier League, champion CSKA moved back to its accustomed position atop the table after a 2-0 home win over Zenit St. Petersburg on Saturday.

The Army side moved on to 20 points after 11 matches, one clear of city rival Spartak, Zenit and surprise package Krylya Sovietov.

Following a scoreless first half, CSKA upped the tempo, knowing that victory would strike an important psychological blow against the preseason favorite, who had been top of the league going into the match.

They took the lead through prolific Brazilian marksman Jo, who calmly slotted the ball past Vyacheslav Malafeyev after a well-worked corner saw captain Sergei Ignashevich glance a header on to the Brazilian inside the six-yard box, just before the hour mark.

In the 67th minute, Jo netted his second of the match, firing in from just inside the box past the helpless Malafeyev to secure a well-deserved win.

Jo's double strike moved the Brazilian to the top of the scoring charts, alongside teammate and compatriot Wagner Love and Zenit's Pavel Pogrebnyak.

It capped a marvelous week for the 20-year-old that saw him receive a call-up to the national team for the friendly match against England on June 1 and reports surface of a ?10 million ($20 million) move to UEFA Cup champion Sevilla.

Spartak, which shared the league lead with Zenit going into this weekend's matches, suffered its second consecutive defeat, falling 3-0 at Khimki.