Inter Milan 3 Roma 1: Jose Mourinho's side battered ahead of Leicester clash as hosts return to top of Serie A table

INTER MILAN returned to the top of the Serie A table in emphatic fashion after destroying Roma to win 3-1.

The hosts were in total control of the clash at the San Siro with Denzel Dumfries, Marcelo Brozovic and Lautaro Martinez all getting on the score sheet.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan pulled back a late consolation goal, but the damage was already done.

For Jose Mourinho, who heard his name sung by the home fans, it was a nightmare display ahead of their trip to face Leicester on Thursday in the Uefa Conference League semi-final first leg.

Star striker Tammy Abraham failed to make an impact, with the visitors limited to just two shots on target.

It took until the 30th minute for Simone Inzaghi's side to take the lead against the Giallorossi.


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A marauding run from right-back Dumfries saw him break the Roma line where he was picked out by Hakan Calhanoglu.

And the Holland international made no mistake when one-on-one with goalkeeper Rui Patricio as he coolly slotted the ball past the ex-Wolves ace.

Incredibly, the defender now has five Serie A goals to his name since joining from PSV last summer.

Inter doubled their lead ten minutes later just before the break through Croatian ace Marcelo Brozovic.

The 29-year-old picked up the ball down the left flank, before cutting inside the box where he rifled an unstoppable attempt into the top right corner.

It was 3-0 in the 52nd minute after Martinez got on the end of Ivan Perisic's inswinging corner.

Arsenal target Martinez has now banged in 20 goals in all competitions this season – one less than his highest career total in a single campaign.

Inter looked as though they were to hang on for the clean sheet, only for Mkhitaryan to score the goal of the game.

The Armenian star found the back of the net in the 85th minute after latching onto Eldor Shomurodov's cut-back.

And he struck his effort first time into top right corner beyond the outstretched arms of Samir Handanovic.

That was the only real attack that Roma mustered in the encounter, as they missed out on the chance to close the gap on fourth-placed Juventus to two points.

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