Romelu Lukaku got both the goals that helped his Inter Milan team beat Udinese 0-2.
It was a game that Iter dominated from start to finish. Huge amounts of possession, and a fearsome front line that rained down shots on the Udinese goal.
In fact, Antonio Conte’s men had 18 shots, and eight of them on target, couple with almost 60% possession.
Ashley Young starting his third game in a row on the left-wing, with fellow new arrival Victor Moses on the right. Then of course Christian Eriksen playing behind the front two as a third striker or attacking midfielder.
It was, however, summer signing Lukaku who stole the show.
The big Belgian striker got on the end of Barella ball. Lukaku took control with his right foot and struck it with his left. It curled the ball through the hapless defender Nuytinck’s legs and passed the keeper.
That was 0-1 Inter. The Nerazzurri were relentless in there control of the game with neat passes to keep their opponent at bay.
Onetime United teammates Young, Sanchez and Lukaku were all involved in some intricate pay. They only saw their efforts thwarted by the home sides keeper Musso.
Only six minutes after opening the scoring Lukaku doubled his tally and Inter’s lead.
Sanchez was in all-out attack mode. The Chilean ran full speed at the Udinese goal. The keeper came to meet him and literally wiped Sanchez out, as he went end over end. No hesitation from the referee it was a penalty.
Lukaku took the ball and placed 12 yards out on the penalty spot and calmly disposed of the ball.
0-2 to Inter and three more points in the bag to close the gap on leaders Juventus back to three points.