Russia Premier League Wrap: Big win for Yakin

Reports in Yakin's native Switzerland suggested the former Basel boss was in danger of losing his job if Spartak failed to win on Monday, but two second-half goals ensured a routine win.

Spanish midfielder Jose Manuel Jurado broke the deadlock with 63 minutes on the clock as the former Atletico Madrid man supplied an easy finish after Denis Glushakov's effort was parried by Nikolai Zabolotnyi.

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