Montreal Impact 1, New York City FC 3 | 2016 MLS Match Recap

David Villa and Jack Harrison scored first-half goals and Frank Lampard netted a late insurance goal, his fifth in six games, to lift New York City FC to a 3-1 win over the Montreal Impact Sunday afternoon at Stade Saputo

Villa put the visitors in front on 35 minutes with his league-leading 13th goal of the season. The NYCFC captain ran onto a through ball by Tommy McNamara, shielded himself from a Montreal defender and slipped the ball under Impact goalkeeper Evan Bush from eight-yards out.

Harrison, the red-hot rookie who now has three goals in eight appearances, doubled NYCFC’s lead in the second minute of second-half stoppage time with a sensational strike. Harrison received a cross-field ball from McNamara, dribbled at Ambroise Oyongo, twisting and turning the Montreal defender just inside the 18-yard box before clinically finishing inside the far post.

Harry Shipp cut the Impact’s deficit in half in the 55th minute on a long distance attempt that NYCFC goalkeeper Josh Saunders appeared to be screened on before Lampard put the finishing touches on the critical road win for the Eastern Conference leaders. His deflected shot off a pass from Villa found the back of the net five minutes from full time for the former England international's fifth goal in six games.

Box Score

  • 35’ – NYC – David Villa (Tommy McNamara)
  • 45+2’ – NYC – Jack Harrison (Tommy McNamara)
  • 55’ – MTL – Harry Shipp (Ambroise Oyongo)
  • 85- NYC – Frank Lampard
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Three Things 

1. JACK ATTACK: In a first half that needed something special, rookie Jack Harrison provided it with a sensational goal in first-half stoppage time as the 19-year-old continues to push his way into the MLS Rookie of the Year race. 

2. DROGBA LOOKING FOR A GOAL: Didier Drogba hasn't scored since May 28 against the LA Galaxy. And yet, despite the lack of production from the Impact's talisman, Montreal were unbeaten in five heading into Sunday's match (1-0-4).

3. ROAD WARRIORS: So much has been made of NYCFC's form at Yankee Stadium, but the club continues to defy MLS logic with three more points on the road. At 6-3-1, NYCFC has accumulated 19 of their 33 points away, the best road form in the league. 

Next Up

MTL: Saturday, July 23 vs. Philadelphia Union (7:30 pm ET | MLS LIVE)

NYC: Sunday, July 24 at New York Red Bulls (1 pm ET | FOX, MLS LIVE)

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