ASHLEY YOUNG scored his first goal for Inter Milan on Sunday.
But it was not enough as Lazio mounted a second-half comeback to leapfrog Antonio Conte’s side in the Serie A title race.
Young opened the scoring in the 44th minute to temporarily move Inter back level with Juventus, who beat Brescia 2-0 earlier in the day thanks to goals from Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado.
However, Lazio fought back in the second half and quickly found themselves level thanks to Ciro Immobile’s 50th minute penalty – his 26th league goal this season.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic then put the hosts ahead 20 minutes from time.
And despite ex-Premier League stars Christian Eriksen, Victor Moses and Alexis Sanchez all coming off the bench, Inter were unable to find an equaliser in Rome.
It means Conte’s men are back to being three points behind Juventus.
And they now trail Lazio as well, with Simone Inzaghi’s team just one point adrift of Maurizio Sarri’s title hopefuls.
It makes Inter’s trip to Juventus in two weeks’ time even more crucial for Conte, who described his side and Lazio as title “outsiders” ahead of Sunday’s game.
Lazio: Strakosha; Felipe, Acerbi, Radu; Marusic, Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas, Alberto, Jony; Jony, Immobile
Subs: Correa, Lazzari, Cataldi
Goals: Immobile 50’ (P), Milinkovic-Savic 69’
Inter: Padelli; Godin, De Vrij, Skriniar; Candreva, Vecino, Brozovic, Barella, Young; Martinez, Lukaku
Subs: Sanchez, Moses, Eriksen
Goal: Young 44’