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Edin Dzeko ends scoring drought as Roma knock off Carpi

MODENA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 12: Edin Dzeko of AS Roma celebrate after scoring his team's second goal during the Serie A match between Carpi FC and AS Roma at Alberto Braglia Stadium on February 12, 2016 in Modena, Italy. (Photo by Dino Panato/Getty Images)

MODENA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 12: Edin Dzeko of AS Roma celebrate after scoring his team's second goal during the Serie A match between Carpi FC and AS Roma at Alberto Braglia Stadium on February 12, 2016 in Modena, Italy. (Photo by Dino Panato/Getty Images)

MODENA, Italy -- Edin Dzeko broke his goalscoring drought to help Roma win 3-1 at relegation-threatened Carpi and move provisionally third in Serie A on Friday.

It was a fourth successive win for Roma and sent the capital side a point above Fiorentina, which hosts fifth-placed Inter Milan on Sunday.

Roma appeared to be heading for a draw before Dzeko slotted in Mohamed Salah's cross six minutes from time for his first goal since November.

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Salah sealed the win moments later, tapping in the rebound after Carpi goalkeeper Vid Belec had denied Radja Nainggolan.

The Egypt international also hit the crossbar shortly before halftime.

Substitute Kevin Lasagna scored for Carpi on the hour, minutes after Lucas Digne fired a perfectly-placed effort into the far side of the net for the opener.