Inter Milan 1-0 AC Milan: Mauro Icardi heads in stoppage-time winner in fierce derby as Luciano Spalletti’s men snatch all three points at San Siro
- Mauro Icardi and Mateo Musacchio both had goals ruled out as AC Milan and Inter Milan share the spoils
- Inter had the ball in the back of the net early on but Mauro Icardi’s effort was correctly ruled out for offside
- The home side were denied by the post in the first half as Stefan de Vrij failed to direct his effort on target
- Gennaro Gattuso’s men also had a goal chalked off for offside minutes before the half-time interval
Mauro Icardi’s stoppage-time goal clinched Inter Milan a 1-0 win against arch rivals AC Milan at a sold-out San Siro.
Inter skipper Icardi, whose last-minute penalty won the corresponding fixture for his side last season, headed home in the second minute of time added on.
Luciano Spalletti’s side secured their fifth straight Serie A win and remain third in the table, six points behind leaders Juventus.
Mauro Icardi popped up with stoppage-time winner as Inter Milan ran out 1-0 winners in the Milan derby on Sunday
The Inter captain powered his header past Donnarumma in the AC Milan net to break the deadlock in the 92nd minute
The Argentine celebrates after scoring the winner at the San Siro as the game looked to be heading to a goalless stalemate
Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti passionately celebrates following his side’s stoppage-time winner
The Inter Milan squad celebrate in front of the home support after fans ran on to the pitch following the final whistle
MATCH FACTS AND LEAGUE TABLE
INTER MILAN: (4-2-3-1) Handanovic; Vrsaljko, De Vrij, Skriniar, Asamoah; Vecino, Brozovic; Politano, Nainggolan (Valero 30), Perisic (Keita 70); Icardi
SUBS NOT USED: Padelli (GK); Candreva, Dalbert, D’Ambrosio, Gagliardini, Mario, Martinez, Miranda, Ranocchia
GOALS: Icardi (90+2)
BOOKINGS: Politano (75), Keita (90+5)
COACH: Luciano Spalletti
AC MILAN: (4-3-3) G. Donnarumma; Calabria (Abate 90+2), Musacchio, Romagnoli, Rodríguez; Kessie (Bakayoko 84), Biglia, Bonaventura; Suso, Higuaín, Calhanoglu (Cutrone 74)
SUBS NOT USED: A. Donnarumma (GK), Reina (GK); Bertolacci, Borini, Caldara, Castillejo, Laxalt, Mauri, Zapata
BOOKINGS: Biglia (20), Calhanoglu (44), Calabria (45+2), Suso (61), Bakayoko (90+1)
COACH: Gennaro Gattuso
REFEREE: Marco Guida
MAN OF THE MATCH: Mauro Icardi
VENUE: San Siro
The 222nd Milan derby failed to provide much quality or entertainment for a crowd of 78,725, but both sides had a goal disallowed, while Inter defender Stefan de Vrij’s first-half shot hit a post.
After a slow start, Icardi thought he had given Inter a 12th-minute lead when he turned home Matias Vecino’s flick-on from close range.
But after a brief check with the video assistant, referee Marco Guida ruled that Icardi had been offside.
Milan midfielder Franck Kessie fired wide from inside the penalty area and, at the other end, Ivan Perisic’s header from Sime Vrsaljko’s cross was comfortably saved by goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Inter went close to breaking the deadlock in the 34th minute. Vrsaljko’s corner was headed on to De Vrij and the latter’s effort from eight yards out rebounded off the woodwork.
Donnarumma was then forced into action again as he held Vecino’s 20-yard shot, but Inter enjoyed their best spell just before half-time.
Mauro Icardi had the ball in the back if the net for Inter early on but his effort was correctly ruled out for offside
Mateo Musacchio (R) also had the ball past Samir Handanovic but he was in an offside position, which saw the goal ruled out
The packed out San Siro saw both sides receive brilliant support as banners and tifo’s coverage large areas of the stadium
Inter Milan midfielder Radja Nainggolan holds his leg after colliding with AC Milan’s Argentine midfielder Lucas Biglia
Icardi (centre left) tries to cool things down as both sets of players hound the referee in a fiercely competitive derby
Matteo Politano crashed a shot from outside the area over the crossbar and Milan skipper Alessio Romagnoli produced a brilliant block to keep out Icardi’s effort.
Milan defender Mateo Musacchio briefly thought he had broken the deadlock when turning home at the back post, but he was also ruled offside by Guida.
Inter then spurned a golden chance when Vecino blasted Perisic’s cut back to the penalty spot off target.
Both sides wasted possession in the second half and created few chances.
There was an electric atmosphere inside the San Siro before the match as each set of fans showed off incredible tifos
Donnarumma (left) is called into action to superbly stop Icardi from scoring during the first half action on Sunday
Donnarumma was forced to react quickly to clear Lucas Biglia’s back-pass before Vecino headed over from six yards.
Suso lashed Milan’s first effort on target straight at goalkeeper Samir Handanovic in the 81st minute before the late drama unfolded in added time.
Vecino found space on the right and his brilliant cross was met by Icardi, who escaped the covering defence with some neat movement and planted a firm header beyond Donnarumma.
Defeat has left AC Milan in 12th place, with just three wins from their first eight matches.
Alessio Romagnoli pulled off a sublime last-ditch tackle to deny the Argentinian Inter striker from scoring
AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso directs his players on how he wants them to line up during their league clash
Inter Milan fans show off an incredible snake tifo as both teams line up before the match kicks off at the San Siro
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