MILAN (REUTERS) - Inter Milan gave coach Roberto Mancini his first home Serie A win since his return to the football club in November when they beat fading Genoa 3-1 on Sunday.
Inter, stuck in an uncomfortable mid-table position, took a 2-0 half-time lead through Argentinian strikers Rodrigo Palacio and Mauro Icardi.
Palacio gave them an early breakthrough when he snapped up a rebound after Mattia Perin parried Icardi's volley, then the latter scored with a glancing header for his 10th league goal of the season.
Genoa, who have taken only one point from their last five games since reaching a dizzying third place, pulled one back through Armando Izzo in the 85th minute.
However, former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic wrapped up the win when he headed Inter's third from a corner three minutes later, the Serb's first goal since joining the club at the start of the season.