Antonio Di Natale notched up his 150th Udinese goal to ensure that the Zebrette took home all three points from the their trip south.
Francesco Guidolin’s side got the game off to a perfect start with a goal inside the first ten minutes. Luis Muriel had wrestled the ball free from the Pescara defence to send a well directed cross in the direction of Di Natale, who saw Ivan Pelizzoli smother his first effort, only for the ball to rebound to the veteran striker who, under pressure, slotted the ball past two hapless defenders on the goal-line.
Udinese could have doubled their lead as Muriel was again involved, as Gabriel Silva smartly picked out the Colombian whose side footed effort only found Pelizzoli’s right hand post.
The home side created a few half chances, most notably through a Antonio Balzano effort but his shot was fired over Zeljko Brkic’s crossbar, and the visitors took a deserved lead into the break.
The Delfini came out firing after the interval with a vicious Elvis Abbruscato shot bringing the best out of Brkic as a reminder to the Zebrette that this game was far from over.
Pescara had a late penalty claim turned down that enraged the home side and Allan fired wide after a solo run for Udinese but neither side could capitalise on a number of half chances and the Zebrette ran out victors.