PAOK striker Aleksandar Prijovic scored twice to give his side a vital 2-0 win over AEK in the big Super League derby clash at the Toumba stadium in Thessaloniki.
The prolific 28-year-old put PAOK in front just before the half-hour mark after a mistake by AEK defender Vasilis Lampropoulos, and Lampropoulos was at fault again as Prijovic pounced to head home his team’s second after half-time.
In an absorbing encounter, PAOK was much more efficient than its opponent to take the chances it created, while AEK was unfortunate to hit the woodwork twice.
PAOK is on 10 points, along with Atromitos that saw off Larissa 2-0 at home on Saturday.
Aris lost its perfect record to drop to fifth, going down 1-0 at PAS Giannina on Saturday due to an own goal.
Panathinaikos has risen to sixth with its fourth win in as many games – it started the season on minus six. On Sunday 20,000 fans of the Greens saw their team dispatch Levadiakos 3-0 at the Olympic Stadium.
In other games Xanthi defeated OFI 3-0 at home and Asteras Tripolis downed visiting Apollon Smyrnis 2-0.
On Monday Panionios greets Olympiacos and Panetolikos entertains Lamia. If Olympiacos wins it will go two points clear at the top.