£13.7m former Tottenham striker scores first goal since October ... then scores again

Roman Pavlyuchenko on the Ball

Roman Pavlyuchenko was in top form for Lokomotiv Moscow this afternoon.

Roman Pavlyuchenko signed for Spurs in 2008 for a fee in the region of £13.7 million from Spartak Moscow and he quickly became a fan favourite at the club.

However he was inconsistent at White Hart Lane - and after four years 113 games and an impressive 42 goals he was allowed to leave in 2011 - returning to Russia in an £8 million move to Lokomotiv Moscow.

His time at his new club has never hit the heights of his previous stint in Moscow with Spartak and he is often used as a substitute for the club because of his inconsistent form.

And until today it has been a continued decision which seemed to make sense.

Pav had scored just four goals for the club this season - although that is actually his best return yet for the Railwaymen - but the last strike came a very long time ago … in October of last year.

Since he scored against Rubin Kazan on the 27th October 2013 he has not netted since - until today.

He scored after 71 minutes levelling the score after Terek Grozny had gone 1-0 up in the first half.

And goals must be like buses - because eight minutes later he had another.

He bagged his sixth goal of the season to win the game for Lokomotiv with his first goals since October last year doing the damage.

Here he is in fine scoring form…

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