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Mauro Icardi nets hat-trick in Inter Milan win

Captain Mauro Icardi scored a 90th-minute winner from a controversially awarded penalty to complete his hat-trick and give Inter victory in a thrilling Milan derby.

The Argentine kept his cool to slot home after Switzerland defender Ricardo Rodriguez was harshly adjudged to have fouled Danilo D’Ambrosio following a corner.

It capped a night of high drama as AC Milan twice came from behind to level and were moments away from securing a hard-earned point when the penalty was awarded.

While Inter move two points behind Serie A leaders Napoli, whom they meet next Saturday, AC Milan have lost their past three league games to fall 12 points behind their city rivals.

Captain Mauro Icardi scored a 90th-minute winner from a controversially awarded penalty to complete his hat-trick and give Inter victory in a thrilling Milan derby.

The Argentine kept his cool to slot home after Switzerland defender Ricardo Rodriguez was harshly adjudged to have fouled Danilo D’Ambrosio following a corner.

It capped a night of high drama as AC Milan twice came from behind to level and were moments away from securing a hard-earned point when the penalty was awarded.

While Inter move two points behind Serie A leaders Napoli, whom they meet next Saturday, AC Milan have lost their past three league games to fall 12 points behind their city rivals.

AC Milan deserve credit for their part in an enthralling match which produced 36 shots and saw eight players booked.

Yet that is unlikely to be of any consolation for boss Vincenzo Montella.

This was his side’s fourth defeat in eight league games this season and they are now 10th in the table – as close to the bottom as they are to the top.

In the past five seasons, Milan have had six managers, and Montella – in charge since June 2016 – is likely to come under further scrutiny unless there is a swift improvement.

Having embarked on an ambitious £200m spending spree in the summer with the £35.1m Leonardo Bonucci and £33.6m Andre Silva among the arrivals the Rossoneri were expected to be challenging near the top of the table.

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