Stevan Jovetic late penalty lifts Inter Milan over Carpi
Stevan Jovetic's late penalty handed Inter Milan a 2-1 win at newly-promoted Carpi on Sunday evening.
Carpi looked to be heading for a 1-1 draw in their first ever Serie A game at home after substitute Antonio Di Gaudio cancelled out Jovetic's opener with nine minutes remaining.
However, after Carpi's Gabriel Silva brought down Fredy Guarin inside the area, Jovetic, an on-loan striker from Manchester City, came to the rescue for a second successive game by converting from the penalty spot one minute from time.
The win allowed Inter to maintain a 100 percent record after their 1-0 triumph over Atalanta in their opener, which was also courtesy of Jovetic's winner.
Carpi, meanwhile, are still searching for their first point after their 5-2 defeat at Sampdoria on their debut.
Inter took the lead in the 31st minute. Guarin's long cross from the right found Jovetic in the box and the Montenegrin saw his first attempt kept out by Zeljko Brkic -- but struck the rebound into the back of the net.
The visitors produced a strong second-half display but could not turn their pressure into goals and Carpi punished them when Kevin Lasagna set up Di Gaudio and the 76th-minute substitute saw his right-foot shot from 12 yards towards the near post beat goalkeeper Samir Handanovic.
However, Carpi's joy was short-lived when Guarin fell down in the box following contact from Silva. A penalty was awarded and Jovetic beat Brkic with a right-foot shot to celebrate his third goal in two games.