Frank Lampard nets first MLS goal in routine victory for New York City FC

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Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is off the mark in the MLS, opening his goalscoring account in a straightforward 2-0 win for new side New York City FC.

With former blue Didier Drogba netting a hat trick for Montreal Impact recently, it was the turn of the ex-England midfield maestro to take the headlines.

In a side where there is no shortage of legendary status, Lampard is now playing his football alongside Andrea Pirlo and David Villa, two greats of the modern game in their own right.


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It had been an injury hit season so far for Lampard, making only his fifth league appearance of the campaign against Toronto FC.

Business as usual

The prolific goalscoring midfielder was on hand early on in the first half, to seemingly scuff the ball home from about 18 yards out top open the scoring at Yankee Stadium.

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Lampard would be hoping to replicate the sort of form he exhibited at Chelsea which enabled him to net around 20 goals a season, year in year out. Major League Soccer tweeted out a video of the goal, which you can see below...

Moving on up

City's second goal came from an Andrea Pirlo corner, which defender Patrick Mullins headed home to secure the three points.

It was the new MLS franchises first win in five games and helped to move them up to eighth in the Eastern Conference. Hopefully, they can kick on from here with the help of their legendary trio and make the playoffs in the triumvirate's debut season.

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