Zamalek won 3-1 over Enppi at Cairo Stadium on Friday. The White Knights temporarily raced seven points clear on top of the Egyptian Premier League table.
All goals were scored in a high tempo first half as playmaker Youssef Ibrahim gave Zamalek an early lead.
Skipper Rami Sabri brought Enppi level from the spot. But Zamalek’s in-form Moroccan winger Achraf Bencharki quickly restored their lead with his 11th goal of the season as he moved top of the league’s scoring chart.
Central defender Mahmoud Alaa, who was at fault for Enppi’s penalty, made amends after heading home on the stroke of halftime as Zamalek ran out comfortable winners.
The White Knights, who snatched a late 1-1 Cairo derby draw with Ahly last Monday, have 48 points, seven clear of their perennial rivals. However, Ahly can overtake them if they win their three matches in hand.
Enppi dropped to ninth in the table with 28 points from 22 games.