Mourinho's Roma routed on road in Serie A

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Two individual errors from Roma players have led to two goals and seen Jose Mourinho's side slip to their first defeat of the Serie A season.

Roma went into the game having conceded only one goal in four rounds but were surprisingly crushed 4-0 at Udinese.

Roma defender Rick Karsdorp and goalkeeper Rui Patricio were at fault for the first two goals from Destiny Udogie and Lazar Samardzic, while Roberto Pereyra and Sandi Lovric added to the visitors' humiliation in the final 15 minutes on Sunday.

It was a third straight victory for Udinese and lifted them up to fourth, level on points with Roma.

Mourinho's side were looking to move back top of Serie A but it gifted Udinese the opener with less than five minutes on the clock.

Pereyra floated a cross in from the right and Karsdorp chested it down toward his own goalkeeper at the back post, but he didn't realise that Udogie was right behind him and the teenager snuck in to prod home.

Udinese doubled their lead in the 56th minute when Patricio allowed Samardzic's snapshot from distance to squirm out of his hands and into the back of the net.

The capital side fought desperately to get back into the game but two counterattacks sealed the result.

One was finished off in the 75th by Pereyra, who seven minutes later turned provider for Lovric's first goal since joining in the off-season.

Cremonese picked up their first point in Serie A for more than 26 years with a 0-0 draw at home to Sassuolo.

The hosts had started their first season back in the Italian top flight since 1995-96 with four straight defeats.

Hellas Verona recorded their first victory of the campaign by coming from behind to beat Sampdoria 2-1.

Francesco Caputo scored a stunning opener for Samp five minutes before the break but Verona levelled four minutes later when Thomas Henry's header came off the crossbar and went in off the back of goalkeeper Emil Audero's head.

Scottish defender Josh Doig, a new signing, scored what was to prove the winner moments later while Socceroos midfielder Ajdin Hrustic was an unused substitute for the home side after his recent move from Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany.

Elsewhere, Marko Arnautovic scored twice for Bologna in their 2-2 draw at Spezia.