TAMMY ABRAHAM made it eight goals for Roma this season as he scored the winner against Torino.
The former Chelsea striker was set up by ex-Arsenal playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan on the half hour mark.
Tammy Abraham made it eight goals for Roma this season as he scored the winner against TorinoCredit: Getty
Abraham brilliantly controlled Mkhitaryan’s pass, turned and slotted past Torino keeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic.
The win leaves Jose Mourinho’s Roma fifth in the Serie A table, with Napoli ten points ahead of them at the top.
Abraham, 24, signed for Mourinho this summer after leaving boyhood club Chelsea, who later signed Romelu Lukaku, 28, from Inter Milan.
He said: “I love AS Roma since day one. I feel home here at Roma, there’s nothing like scoring goals in this stadium, in front of our fans.”
Despite Abraham’s sole opener separating the sides, manager Mourinho said it should have been more.
He told DAZN: “It wasn’t easy for us to press them tonight because of how wide their defenders get, honestly I expected us to score more.
“But for me, winning like this is more satisfying than winning 5-0. This type of win requires a lot of concentration and teamwork.”
Mourinho added: “We were without [Bryan] Cristante, [Gonzalo] Villar, and [Jordan] Veretout tonight and then had to deal with Pellegrini coming off injured.
“We’ll be without him for a few weeks but for me, Diawara played a very, very balanced game for the team.
“Mkhitaryan and Perez also did an incredible job for the team and were asked to do different things. I’m very happy with the players.
“Abraham and Zaniolo’s chemistry on the pitch is due to what they’ve created off of it.
“There’s a small group of young players here that spend a lot of time together, including Tammy and Nicolo.”
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