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Mauro Icardi's last-gasp penalty gives Inter 3-2 derby win

Icardi's last-gasp penalty gives Inter 3-2 derby win
By Reuters

15/10/2017 at 22:56Updated 15/10/2017 at 23:34

Inter Milan snatched a dramatic 3-2 win over AC Milan in Sunday's derby thanks to a last-minute penalty from Mauro Icardi, who completed his hat-trick and condemned their gallant opponents to a third successive league defeat.

Milan twice hit back to equalise but were sent tail-spinning towards a crisis after defender Ricardo Rodriguez hauled down Danilo D'Ambrosio at a corner and Icardi converted his ninth league goal of the season.

Inter's win kept them second and unbeaten in Serie A with 22 points from eight games, two behind leaders Napoli who have a 100 percent record following their win at AS Roma on Saturday.

Milan, on the other hand, have dropped to tenth with four wins and four defeats - far below the level expected of a side who spent more than €200 million euros in the close season.

Inter went ahead in the 28th minute when Antonio Candreva, who had already hit the crossbar, delivered an inviting low cross from the right and Icardi got between Milan's two central defenders to steer the ball into the net.

Inter Milan's forward Mauro Icardi from Argentina celebrates with fans after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match Inter Milan Vs AC Milan on October 15, 2017 at the 'San Siro Stadium' in Milan.

Inter Milan's forward Mauro Icardi from Argentina celebrates with fans after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match Inter Milan Vs AC Milan on October 15, 2017 at the 'San Siro Stadium' in Milan.Getty Images

Suso equalised in the 56th minute, curling a left-foot shot into the bottom corner from 20 metres.

AC Milan's midfielder Suso from Spain celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match Inter Milan Vs AC Milan on October 15, 2017 at the 'San Siro Stadium' in Milan.

AC Milan's midfielder Suso from Spain celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match Inter Milan Vs AC Milan on October 15, 2017 at the 'San Siro Stadium' in Milan.Getty Images

They were level for only seven minutes until Icardi robbed Lucas Biglia of the ball in midfield and fed Ivan Perisic, who got to the byline and pulled it back to the middle where the Inter captain managed to guide it into the net.

Inter Milan's Captain Argentinian forward Mauro Icardi kicks and scores during the Italian Serie A football match Inter Milan Vs AC Milan on October 15, 2017 at the 'San Siro Stadium' in Milan.

Inter Milan's Captain Argentinian forward Mauro Icardi kicks and scores during the Italian Serie A football match Inter Milan Vs AC Milan on October 15, 2017 at the 'San Siro Stadium' in Milan.Getty Images

Milan levelled for the second time with nine minutes left after Samir Handanovic parried Giacomo Bonaventura's shot onto to post and the ball rebounded back onto the Slovenian goalkeeper and into the net.

AC Milan's midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura (C) celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match Inter Milan Vs AC Milan on October 15, 2017 at the 'San Siro Stadium' in Milan

AC Milan's midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura (C) celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match Inter Milan Vs AC Milan on October 15, 2017 at the 'San Siro Stadium' in MilanGetty Images

But they had no reply to Icardi's third goal, the Argentine sending Gianluigi Donnarumma the wrong way from the spot.

Inter Milan's Captain Argentinian forward Mauro Icardi kicks and score a penalty during the Italian Serie A football match Inter Milan Vs AC Milan on October 15, 2017 at the 'San Siro Stadium' in Milan.

Inter Milan's Captain Argentinian forward Mauro Icardi kicks and score a penalty during the Italian Serie A football match Inter Milan Vs AC Milan on October 15, 2017 at the 'San Siro Stadium' in Milan.Getty Images

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