Tammy Abraham brace fires Roma past Atalanta
Tammy Abraham netted twice and fellow Englishman Chris Smalling was also on the scoresheet to give Roma an impressive 4-1 Serie A win at Atalanta.
Abraham bundled home after just 57 seconds and smashed in Roma’s fourth to take his tally to 12 for the season.
Smalling converted a smart finish at the back post, while midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo had put Roma 2-0 in front.
Bryan Cristante’s own goal before half-time pulled one back for Atalanta, who also had a goal disallowed for offside.
Centre-back Jose Luis Palomino thought he had equalised for the home side for 2-2 but his goal was ruled out.
Smalling scored just four minutes later and Abraham thumped in a first-time finish to move Roma up to fifth in the table.
Jose Mourinho’s side sit level on points with Juventus, who won 2-0 at Bologna thanks to goals from Alvaro Morata and Juan Cuadrado.
Morata slid in the opener at a foggy Stadio Dall’Ara after six minutes before Cuadrado doubled the visitors’ lead after the break to put Juventus sixth in Serie A.