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Torino 3-1 Roma

Joen Hart (right) in action for Torino against Roma
Torino won for the first time since Joe Hart joined on loan from Manchester City

England keeper Joe Hart produced a string of fine saves to help Torino beat Roma in a Serie A home game for the first time since 1990.

Hart, on loan from Manchester City, denied his former team-mate Edin Dzeko three times in an entertaining match.

Andrea Belotti put Torino ahead before Iago Falque's penalty made it 2-0.

Roma struck back when Francesco Totti, who turns 40 on Tuesday, scored his 250th Serie A goal from the spot before Falque's looping shot sealed victory.

Falque is on a season-long loan at Torino from Roma.

Landmark goal for Totti

Hart had kept clean sheets in his previous two appearances for his Italian club, against Pescara and Empoli, but both matches had ended in draws.

The 29-year-old looked on course for a third clean sheet after frustrating Roma, and Dzeko in particular.

Dzeko, who helped City win two Premier League titles and the FA Cup during five years in Manchester, looked set to open the scoring in the fourth minute but Hart was quickly off his line to punch clear.

He then dived to keep out the Bosnia-Herzegovina international's first-time shot in the 27th minute before punching away Dzeko's goal-bound header.

Hart was eventually beaten as substitute Totti sent him the wrong way from the spot after Lorenzo De Silvestri's foul on Diego Perotti.

It was a landmark goal for the Roma legend, who made his Serie A debut in March 1993 as a 16-year-old.

However, it was not enough to launch a comeback as Torino went on to seal their first win since Hart arrived last month.

Line-ups

Torino

Formation 4-3-3

  • 21HartBooked at 78mins
  • 29De SilvestriSubstituted forZappacostaat 62'minutes
  • 13Rossettini
  • 4Castan da Silva
  • 23Barreca
  • 15Benassi
  • 18Valdifiori
  • 22ObiSubstituted forBaselliat 23'minutes
  • 14FalqueSubstituted forMartínezat 77'minutes
  • 9Belotti
  • 31Boyé

Substitutes

  • 1Padelli
  • 5Bovo
  • 7Zappacosta
  • 8Baselli
  • 10Ljajic
  • 16Gustafson
  • 17Martínez
  • 24Moretti
  • 25Lukic
  • 30Aramu
  • 90Cucchietti

Roma

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Szczesny
  • 24FlorenziBooked at 69mins
  • 44ManolasBooked at 86mins
  • 20Fazio
  • 13da Silva PeresBooked at 56mins
  • 16De RossiBooked at 12minsSubstituted forTottiat 45'minutes
  • 6Strootman
  • 11Salah
  • 4NainggolanSubstituted forEl Shaarawyat 71'minutes
  • 8PerottiSubstituted forParedesat 81'minutes
  • 9Dzeko

Substitutes

  • 3Nunes Jesus
  • 5Paredes
  • 7Iturbe
  • 10Totti
  • 17Seck
  • 18Lobont
  • 19Alisson
  • 30Santos da Silva
  • 33Emerson
  • 92El Shaarawy
Referee:
Paolo Tagliavento
Attendance:
19,275

Match Stats

Home TeamTorinoAway TeamRoma
Possession
Home31%
Away69%
Shots
Home18
Away22
Shots on Target
Home8
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away13
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Torino 3, Roma 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Torino 3, Roma 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Federico Fazio (Roma) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Francesco Totti with a cross following a set piece situation.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Francesco Totti (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Edin Dzeko (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Luca Rossettini (Torino).

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josef Martínez (Torino) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andrea Belotti.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mohamed Salah (Roma) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Federico Fazio with a headed pass.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Roma. Conceded by Leandro Castán.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Josef Martínez (Torino) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Boyé.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Kostas Manolas (Roma).

  12. Post update

    Lucas Boyé (Torino) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  14. Post update

    Delay in match Luca Rossettini (Torino) because of an injury.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Edin Dzeko (Roma) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Leandro Paredes with a cross following a corner.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Roma. Conceded by Antonio Barreca.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lucas Boyé (Torino) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniele Baselli.

  18. Booking

    Kostas Manolas (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Kostas Manolas (Roma).

  20. Post update

    Mirko Valdifiori (Torino) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 25th September 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus6501124815
2Napoli6420145914
3Inter Milan632186211
4Roma6312148610
5Lazio6312107310
6AC Milan631287110
7Chievo631276110
8Bologna6312810-210
9Sassuolo630368-29
10Genoa52217528
11Fiorentina52215418
12Torino622211748
13Udinese621369-37
14Sampdoria520357-26
15Pescara613278-16
16Palermo612337-45
17Cagliari5113711-44
18Empoli611428-64
19Atalanta5104611-53
20Crotone5014311-81
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