Reported Everton target saves AVB’s 100% record in Russia


Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas was thanking Danny for a win against basement club Anzhi Makhachkala.

Last week saw reports in Portugal link Roberto Martinez with an interest in Zenit St Petersburg attacker Danny. The Portuguese international was reportedly being looked at as a potential replacement for Gerard Deulofeu - who is expected to join up with his parent club Barcelona from next season.

Danny, who once scored against Manchester United in a UEFA Super Cup final, showed why interest in his talents might be growing - as his winner earned Zenit a dramatic win against relegation threatened Anzhi Makhachkala.

It was a goal that also saved Andre Villas-Boas’ excellent record since arriving at the club in mid-March.

Salomon Rondon had given Zenit an early lead but Anzhi star Fedor Smolov equalised on the half-hour mark. But Danny then spoiled the Dagestan party with his goal.

Zenit have now won all five of their games since the arrival of AVB - scoring 16 and conceding six as they have powers their way back to the top of the Russian Premier League table.

Not bad for a man deemed surplus by two of the Premier League big boys in recent years.

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