Lautaro Martinez grabs late winner for Serie A leaders Inter Milan at Torino

Argentina striker scores five minutes from time to secure three points for Conte's side

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Lautaro Martínez scored a late winner to help league leaders Inter Milan snatch a 2-1 win at Torino in Serie A on Sunday.

Martínez netted five minutes from time after to seal an eighth consecutive league win Antonio Sanabria had cancelled out Romelu Lukaku’s opener from the penalty spot.

Antonio Conte's side moved nine points clear of second-place AC Milan, who were playing Napoli later on Sunday. Nine-time defending champions Juventus were also playing later, at Cagliari.

Struggling Torino remain in 18th place with 20 points, two adrift of Cagliari above them but with a game in hand over the Sardinian side.

Inter dominated possession in Turin but found opportunities hard to come by and did not have a single shot on target in the first half.

It was Torino that came closest to scoring first when Lyanco headed a free-kick onto the right post and Lukaku had to clear off the line.

Inter broke the deadlock in the 62nd minute when Torino defender Armando Izzo clattered into Martínez and Lukaku drilled the resulting penalty into the bottom right corner for his 19th goal of the season.

That seemed to give Inter a boost but Torino then levelled against the run of play eight minutes later. Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic managed to parry Simone Zaza’s effort in a goalmouth scramble, following a corner, but Sanabria tapped in the rebound.

The goal was given following a VAR check with Inter protesting vehemently.

Just as it appeared that Inter would have to settle for a point, Alexis Sanchez floated in a ball over the top for Martínez to head into the bottom right corner.

Relegation-threatened Parma, meanwhile, ended their 17-match winless streak with a surprise 2-0 win over high-flying Roma.

Valentin Mihaila scored in the ninth minute and Hernani converted a second-half penalty to secure Parma’s first win since November.

Roma remained two points below fourth-place Atalanta in the race for the Champions League qualifying spots. Parma moved to within three points of safety.