In-form Inter Milan moved up to fourth place with a 3-0 success at home to bottom-of-the-table Pescara -- their seventh consecutive Serie A victory.
Danilo D'Ambrosio, Joao Mario, and Eder scored as Inter had little difficulty upholding the form book against their struggling visitors.
Inter dominated but had to survive an early scare before taking the lead in the 23rd minute. Grigoris Kastanos, who is on loan from Juventus, almost scored on his Serie A debut but Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic parried the teenager's effort. Valerio Verre fired in the rebound but it was ruled out for offside.
Moments later, Albano Bizzarri tipped Mario's angled drive around his right post and the resulting corner was taken short, allowing Marcelo Brozovic to whip in a cross which was volleyed into the bottom right corner by D'Ambrosio from close range.
Inter doubled their lead two minutes before the break in a move started and finished by Mario, who prodded in Ivan Perisic's low cross.
Inter sealed the points in the 73rd minute, though Icardi looked offside when he ran onto Brozovic's through ball and pulled back for Eder to side-foot home. Eder had been on the pitch for less than two minutes.