Sunday, October 31, 2010

McGeady claims the points for Spartak

Ireland winger Aiden McGeady scored an injury-time winner from the penalty spot as Spartak Moscow edged past Rostov 2-1 in the Premier Liga clash at the Luzhniki Stadium.

The home side had gone behind to Anri Khagush's 24th-minute strike. However, Welliton equalised shortly before the break when McGeady got past two Rostov defenders to send over a cross for Welliton to head home just before half time, and when referee Alexander Gvardis pointed to the spot in the dying seconds, McGeady kept his cool to convert his second goal for Spartak since his nine and a half million pound move from Celtic.

McGeady has settled well in Moscow and has given Spartak an added attacking option with his impressive penetration down the wing. The Irish midfielder’s initial apprehension when making the first transfer move of his career seems to have passed and he has settled into the different Russian style of football, with the ball being played far more on the ground than in the SPL with former club Celtic.