Super Eagles full back Brian Idowu underlined his importance to the Lokomotiv Moscow team with a solid performance in the Russian Premier League on Saturday.
The former Amkar Perm defender put up a superb shift in the slim 1-0 win for the Steam Locomotives.
Moscow Derby is seen as a significant fixture to teams in Russia, with players eager to impress. Idowu was up to the task with an excellent contribution at the back.
Idowu’s performance this season has seen him play in seven matches, even as he has impressed Coach Yury Semin.
Anton Miranchuk’s well taken spot kick settled the cracker at the Arena Khimki (Khimki).
Lokomotiv remain second on the log after 21 matches.