Roma 1-0 Udinese: Tammy Abraham scores winner for Jose Mourinho’s side

, Roma 1-0 Udinese: Tammy Abraham scores winner for Jose Mourinho’s side, The Evepost BBC News
, Roma 1-0 Udinese: Tammy Abraham scores winner for Jose Mourinho’s side, The Evepost BBC News
Tammy Abraham has registered two goals and two assists in five Serie A games

Tammy Abraham scored the only goal as Roma overcame Udinese to move up to fourth in Serie A.

Roma suffered their first defeat under manager Jose Mourinho against Verona on Sunday, but Abraham’s finish from Riccardo Calafiori’s cross made it four victories from five league games.

They trail Napoli by three points, after the leaders maintained their 100% start with a 4-0 win against Sampdoria.

Inter Milan and AC Milan remain unbeaten and sit one point above Roma.

Inter won 3-1 at Fiorentina on Tuesday, while Milan beat Venezia 2-0 and struggling Juventus earned their first victory of the campaign against Spezia.

Abraham, who joined from Chelsea for £34m in August, has scored three times in seven games for Roma – and twice in five Serie A appearances.

Mourinho’s side, who had recorded six straight wins in all competitions prior to their 3-2 defeat at Verona, ended the game with 10 men after Lorenzo Pellegrini received a second booking in the 89th minute.

Line-ups

Roma

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Rui Patrício
  • 2Karsdorp
  • 23Mancini
  • 3Ibañez da Silva
  • 13CalafioriBooked at 66minsSubstituted forSmallingat 69′minutes
  • 4CristanteBooked at 65mins
  • 17Veretout
  • 22ZanioloSubstituted forEl Shaarawyat 74′minutes
  • 7PellegriniBooked at 89mins
  • 77Mkhitaryan
  • 9AbrahamSubstituted forShomurodovat 86′minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Smalling
  • 11Pérez
  • 14Shomurodov
  • 19Reynolds
  • 21Mayoral
  • 24Kumbulla
  • 42Diawara
  • 55Darboe
  • 59Zalewski
  • 63Boer
  • 87Cerântula Fuzato
  • 92El Shaarawy

Udinese

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Silvestri
  • 50Nascimiento Franca
  • 17NuytinckSubstituted forSamardzicat 79′minutes
  • 3Caetano de Souza Santos
  • 16MolinaSubstituted forSoppyat 62′minutes
  • 37Pereyra
  • 11Souza SilvaBooked at 32mins
  • 6MakengoSubstituted forArslanat 85′minutes
  • 13UdogieSubstituted forStryger Larsenat 79′minutes
  • 10Deulofeu
  • 23PussettoSubstituted forGomes Betuncalat 62′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pérez
  • 4Zeegelaar
  • 5Arslan
  • 8Jajalo
  • 9Gomes Betuncal
  • 19Stryger Larsen
  • 20Padelli
  • 24Samardzic
  • 45Forestieri
  • 66Piana
  • 87De Maio
  • 93Soppy

Referee:
Antonio Rapuano

Match Stats

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, Roma 1-0 Udinese: Tammy Abraham scores winner for Jose Mourinho’s side, The Evepost BBC News
  1. Match ends, Roma 1, Udinese 0.

  2. Second Half ends, Roma 1, Udinese 0.

  3. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Roma) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Foul by Tolgay Arslan (Udinese).

  5. Corner, Udinese. Conceded by Rui Patrício.

  6. Second yellow card to Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma) for a bad foul.

  7. Foul by Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma).

  8. Lazar Samardzic (Udinese) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Foul by Eldor Shomurodov (Roma).

  10. Brandon Soppy (Udinese) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Attempt missed. Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Rick Karsdorp.

  12. Attempt missed. Eldor Shomurodov (Roma) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

  13. Substitution, Roma. Eldor Shomurodov replaces Tammy Abraham.

  14. Substitution, Udinese. Tolgay Arslan replaces Jean-Victor Makengo.

  15. Attempt missed. Walace (Udinese) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jean-Victor Makengo.

  16. Corner, Udinese. Conceded by Gianluca Mancini.

  17. Foul by Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma).

  18. Gerard Deulofeu (Udinese) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Foul by Ibañez (Roma).