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Serie A: Icardi brace makes it six wins in a row for resurgent Inter

Inter players celebrate during win over SPAL

Milan, October 8: Inter made it six wins in a row in all competitions as a Mauro Icardi brace helped them edge past SPAL 2-1 in Serie A on Sunday (October 7).

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After a difficult start to the season – which saw them win just one of their opening four games – Luciano Spalletti has now led his side to four league wins on the spin, a run that has moved them up to third in the table.

Icardi set Inter on their way in the 14th minute, but they were made to work hard for their victory by a spirited SPAL outfit, who missed a first-half penalty through Mirco Antenucci.

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Alberto Paloschi looked to have secured a deserved point for the hosts after 72 minutes, but Icardi's cool finish 12 minutes from time maintained the Nerazzurri's recent revival.

Inter made their early superiority count in the 14th minute when Icardi's header looped over Alfred Gomis after taking a significant deflection off Johan Djourou's arm.

The hosts should have restored parity just four minutes later when referee Fabio Maresca awarded a spot kick for Miranda's clip on Felipe. Antenucci failed to take advantage, though, fizzing his penalty past Samir Handanovic's right-hand post.

Handanovic preserved his side's lead twice before the interval, pawing away Felipe's close-range effort and tipping over Mattia Valoti's powerful drive from distance.

Andrea Petagna squandered a golden opportunity to pull his side level shortly after the hour mark, blazing over from just eight yards after an almighty goalmouth scramble, while Manuel Lazzari lashed over after a surging run into the area.

Substitute Paloschi turned home Mohamed Fares' cross from close range to pull the hosts level 18 minutes from time, but Icardi had the last say, sending a curled effort into Gomis' far left corner to seal all three points.

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