Ashley Young on target with first Inter Milan goal in Lazio defeat

16 February 2020

Ashley Young scored his first goal for Inter Milan but it was not enough to prevent defeat at Lazio as the Serie A title race was blown wide open on Sunday.

The former Manchester United full-back opened the scoring at the Stadio Olimpico just before half-time but a Ciro Immobile penalty and a Sergej Milinkovic-Savic strike saw Simone Inzaghi’s side clinch a vital 2-1 victory.

Lazio are unbeaten in the league since losing the reverse fixture in Milan in September and have won 11 of their last 13 Serie A matches.

This latest success saw Inzaghi’s side move above Inter and into second place in the table, a point behind leaders Juventus.

Ciro Immobile has scored 29 goals for Lazio so far this season (John Walton/PA)

Earlier in the day, goals from Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado saw Juventus returned to winning ways with a 2-0 home victory against lowly Brescia, who had Florian Aye sent off after 37 minutes.

Fiorentina won for the first time in four league games as they sank Sampdoria 5-1 at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, where both sides finished the match with 10 men.

A Morten Thorsby own goal got the Viola going before a Dusan Vlahovic penalty and another spot-kick by Federico Chiesa, which brought Nicola Murru’s dismissal after 39 minutes, put the visitors in a strong position heading into half-time.

Although Milan Badelj’s 44th-minute red card levelled things up numerically, Vlahovic and Chiesa were both on target again in the second half to extend Fiorentina’s lead. Manolo Gabbiadini scored a last-minute consolation goal for Sampdoria.

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