Spartak edge Dynamo in Moscow derby

May 25, 2003
By Gennady Fyodorov
MOSCOW, May 25 (Reuters) - Spartak Moscow edged city rivals Dynamo 2-1 in an exciting Russian premier league derby on Sunday to climb out of the relegation zone.

Spartak midfielder Dmitry Smirnov broke a 1-1 deadlock with a curving shot into the far corner in the 51st minute to give the former Russian champions their second straight win.

Russia defender Yuri Kovtun put Spartak ahead with a header in the 43rd minute, but Dynamo newcomer Erik Korchagin equalised just two minutes ...

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