July 6, 2016
NYC widens lead in the East
FOXBOROUGH, Mass.--Frank Lampard scored his third goal of the season to give New York City FC a 1-0 win over the New England Revolution and a four-point hold on first place in the MLS East Wednesday night at Gillette Stadium.
City (7-5-6, 26 pts) have won four straight, while the Revolution (4-7-7, 19) have lost their last three.
Tommy McNamara and Andrea Pirlo both collected their sixth assists of the season on the 58th-minute scoring play. McNamara collected a looping pass from Pirlo and picked out Lampard inside the six-yard box. The English midfielder only needed to redirect with his thigh into the far corner of the net.
The first signal that things weren't going to go New England's way came early, when Kelyn Rowe was upended by NYC defender Jefferson Mena at the top of the six-yard box in the eighth minute, and no penalty was called. Rowe's shot went off the post.
Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth finished with four saves and got some help from the woodwork when David Villa's 22nd-minute shot caromed off the crossbar, but was ejected in the final minute after taking down NYC's Khiry Shelton.
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