Andreas Pereira.

Andreas off the mark in first start for Lazio

Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira scored the first goal of his loan spell at Lazio over the weekend.

The Brazilian marked his maiden start in Serie A with the opening goal in an incredible 4-3 victory at Torino, with the Roman side scoring twice in injury time to steal the points.

It was a sweeping finish by the 24-year-old, at the end of a devastating move, and he was interviewed by the local media after the game.

Andreas Pereira celebrates.
Andreas has overcome a tricky start to life in the Italian capital.

“My arrival in Italy was a bit strange,” he admitted. “Immediately, there was the international break, then I had 'flu that forced me out of training and, finally, a false-positive COVID-19 test that almost made me miss the match against Club Brugge in the Champions League.

“It was very nice to score in my first game as a starter. I think we can do positive things this year.

“It was a difficult match with some confusing referee decisions but, what I have learned in a short space of time, is this is a team that seeks victory until the last second, regardless of the obstacles.”

Andreas came off at half-time but will be hoping for another chance to continue making a positive impression when the team travels to Russia to face Zenit St Petersburg in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Diogo Dalot continues to enjoy his time in Italy with AC Milan. The full-back notched a goal and a beautiful assist in Thursday's 3-0 Europa League victory over Sparta Prague.

The Rossoneri followed up that result with a 2-1 victory at Udinese that takes them top of Serie A.

Dalot came off the bench as evergreen former Red Zlatan Ibrahimovic hit a late winner for the visitors.

Diogo Dalot.
Diogo Dalot was outstanding against Sparta Prague.

Closer to home, Max Taylor bagged his first senior goal as Kidderminster Harriers defeated Blyth Spartans 2-0 at Aggborough.

Our young centre-back found the net from close range and was unlucky not to score again, soon afterwards, when heading over the bar.

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