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Zenit St Petersburg supporters at Ufa
Zenit have lost just two of 28 league matches this season

Andre Villas-Boas guided Zenit St Petersburg to their third Russian Premier League title in five seasons after a 1-1 draw with FC Ufa.

Zenit finished runners-up to CSKA Moscow in the past two seasons but have now clinched the 2014-15 championship with two matches to spare.

Brazil striker Hulk put Zenit ahead against Ufa with a fierce free-kick.

Haris Handzic scored a late header for the hosts but the point was enough for Villas-Boas' team to seal the title.

Former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur manager Villas-Boas joined Zenit in March 2014 and the team finished a point behind CSKA last season.

The Portuguese is the third foreign coach to win the Russian Premier League with Zenit after Italian Luciano Spalletti in 2010 and 2012 and Dutch coach Dick Advocaat in 2007.

Line-ups

FC Ufa

  • 1Yurchenko
  • 33Sukhov
  • 81VerkhovtsovBooked at 84mins
  • 4Stepanets
  • 70Safronidi
  • 39Stotskiy
  • 13Zasaev
  • 22GaliulinSubstituted forShevchenkoat 64'minutes
  • 19Paurevic
  • 11de OliveiraBooked at 44minsSubstituted forHandzicat 71'minutes
  • 10De Souza Gregório JúniorSubstituted forBezdenezhnykhat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Handzic
  • 14Semakin
  • 16Veremko
  • 18Golubov
  • 20Tumasyan
  • 23Kilin
  • 87Bezdenezhnykh
  • 88Shevchenko

Zenit St Petersburg

  • 1Lodygin
  • 2Anyukov
  • 13Neto
  • 24Garay
  • 4Criscito
  • 17ShatovBooked at 39minsSubstituted forRyazantsevat 83'minutes
  • 21Javi García
  • 28Witsel
  • 10ArshavinSubstituted forKerzhakovat 62'minutes
  • 7HulkBooked at 65mins
  • 35DannyBooked at 43minsSubstituted forTymoshchukat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Ryazantsev
  • 6Lombaerts
  • 11Kerzhakov
  • 16Malafeev
  • 19Smolnikov
  • 33Rodic
  • 44Tymoshchuk
  • 57Khodzhanyiazov
  • 58Zuev
  • 71Baburin
  • 90Sheydaev
  • 94Evseev
Referee:
Vladimir Moskalev
Attendance:
16,925

Match Stats

Home TeamFC UfaAway TeamZenit St Petersburg
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home6
Away19
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home15
Away13

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Zenit St Petersburg28197257164164
2CSKA Moscow28182863263756
3FK Krasnodar28168449252456
4Dinamo Moscow27146749311848
5Rubin Kazan2813873829947
6Spartak Moscow2812793837143
7Lokomotiv Moscow2811983023742
8Terek Grozny28107112926337
9Mordovia Saransk28105132141-2035
10Kuban Krasnodar28711102634-832
11Amkar Perm2877142139-1828
12FC Rostov2877142548-2328
13FC Ufa2869132337-1427
14FC Ural2773172539-1424
15FC Arsenal Tula2873181739-2224
16Torpedo Moscow28411132344-2123
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