D.C United strolled to a 4-2 victory yesterday over Montreal Impact that saw them sit atop the Eastern Conference for the first time in two years.

Luis Silva stole the show with a hat-trick performance, and Nick DeLeon scored the other United goal.

Whilst United have a tidy 25 points, the defeat was a blow for Montreal as they now sit bottom of the league with just 10 points.

The defeat ended a three match unbeaten run that had seen them take two victories and a draw.

Ben Olsen's United were able to get on the score sheet with just six minutes gone as Silva grabbed the first of his three goals.

However, goals from Jack McInerney and Andres Romero in the 11th and 22nd minute were able to drag Montreal briefly into the lead with two goals in succession.

Despite this setback, United found strength from behind as midfielder Nick DeLeon grabbed his first goal of the season just a minute after Montreal's second.

This kick-start saw United effectively wrap things as Silva grabbed his second and third goals before half-time.

Montreal now face a two week break to mull over their league position before they face Vancouver Whitecaps on the 25th June.

Indeed, with just two victories all season and seven defeats, head coach Frank Klopas will be hoping to turn things around once more and knit together another unbeaten run.

Conversely, DC must be very happy to be experiencing life at the top of the league table.

Speaking on the club website, hat-trick hero Luis Silva said after the game:

"I got the second start coming off an injury, and I was just really excited, really pumped, especially knowing that if we win this game we’re going to be in first place.

"Overall, I think I was just excited for the team and for myself."

Certainly, after not scoring previously this season, Silva will be extremely pleased to bag three in a single game.

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