Roma 1-0 Udinese: Tammy Abraham winner hands three points to the Giallorossi | Serie A 2021-22

Nicolo Zaniolo and Tammy Abraham of AS Roma celebrating against Udinese
Nicolo Zaniolo and Tammy Abraham of AS Roma celebrating against Udinese

Roma picked up a 1-0 win over Udinese in the Serie A earlier tonight.

The Giallorossi did well to bounce back from their 3-2 defeat against Verona on Sunday and Jose Mourinho’s side are now fourth in the league table, three points behind leaders Napoli.

Here at Anytime football, we look at the three major talking points from tonight’s contest.

Typical Mourinho performance

Despite not being at their best Roma managed to grind out a difficult win.

Jose Mourinho is famous for getting the job done without pretty performances and it seems that the Portuguese manager has managed to stamp his authority at Roma already.

The Italian outfit have made themselves difficult to beat and the clinical finishing of Tammy Abraham made all the difference in the end.

Udinese put on an impressive performance, especially in the second half and they were quite dominant with the ball. However, the visitors struggled to break down a well-organized Roma backline.

The home side needed to pick up all three points here especially heading into this weekend’s Derby Della Capitale against Lazio and the win over Udinese will give them a huge confidence boost.

Lorenzo Pellegrini’s suspension

The 25-year-old Roma midfielder was sent off on the 89th minute and his absence will come as a major blow for the Giallorossi in the Derby game this weekend.

Pellegrini is a key player for Jose Mourinho and Roma will miss his creativity and goalscoring ability from the middle of the park.

The Roma captain has six goals and two assists to his name in eight appearances this season and his leadership qualities will be missed as well.

Tammy Abraham’s dream start continues

The former Chelsea striker completed a summer move to Roma in search of regular first-team football and Jose Mourinho has given him plenty of opportunities to showcase his potential.

The 23-year-old striker has not disappointed and he has managed to pick up three goals and two assists in seven appearances for the Italian side, including today’s match-winning goal.

Roma paid £34 million for his services in the summer and Abraham has certainly lived up to the expectations so far.