Lautaro Martinez scored a superb late winner to stretch Inter Milan’s Serie A winning run to eight games and send his side nine points clear on top with a 2-1 victory over relegation-threatened Torino at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino on Sunday.
Inter makes it 12 consecutive games unbeaten after goals from Lukaku and Martinez cancel out Sanabria’s dramatic equaliser.
Romelu Lukaku fired Inter in front from the penalty spot after 62 minutes after a clumsy challenge on Lautaro Martinez by defender Armando Izzo.
Antonio Sanabria bundled home the equaliser from a corner which caused havoc – only the third time Inter have conceded in their last 10 league games – with the goal given following a VAR check with Inter protesting vehemently.
Lyanco should have scored in the first half, Izzo gave away a needless penalty for the opener and finally, Torino’s third defender Bremer switched off at the death.
Argentine Martinez headed substitute Alexis Sanchez’ cross home brilliantly with five minutes left to give Antonio Conte’s side what could prove a crucial win in the Serie A title race.
Antonio Conte will consider his side to be in pole position for the title, with only one match remaining this season against a side currently in the top four.
Struggling Torino remains in 18th place with 20 points, two adrift of Cagliari above them but with a game in hand over the Sardinian side.
Inter now move nine points Clear above rivals AC Milan at the top of Serie A and as they direct their focus on the visit of Sassuolo next weekend.
AC Milan can close the gap back to six points if they beat Napoli on Sunday.
Stefano Pioli’s AC Milan, on the other hand, face a tricky run-in with games against Juventus and Champions League contenders Atalanta in the final four matchdays of the campaign.
Meanwhile, Torino also faces Sassuolo in midweek as they look to continue their fight for survival in Italy’s top division.