Lampard Gives NYCFC A Leg Up Against New England

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Frank Lampard scored the lone goal of the match in the second half to lift New York City FC to a 1-0 win against the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium Wednesday night.

NYCFC (8-5-6) won its fourth consecutive game for the first time in franchise history and registered a third consecutive clean sheet, also a club record. New England (4-7-7) dropped its third game in a row.

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Lampard broke the scoreless stalemate in the 58th minute, steering in his third goal of the season from the edge of the six-yard box.

Andrea Pirlo received a ball from Andoni Iraola and chipped a well-weighted ball into the box where Tommy McNamara latched on. McNamara played a cross to Lampard, who stepped back outside the six-yard box at a perfect time and was able to put the ball in off his knee.

David Villa had two of the best chances of a scoreless first half, putting an attempt from distance off the crossbar in the 22nd minute and then forcing Bobby Shuttleworth into a save two minutes later.

Ronald Matarrita also put a shot on frame, but Shuttleworth dove to get a left hand on the 20-yard attempt in the 17th minute.

Shuttleworth was sent off deep into second half stoppage time for denying Khiry Shelton a clear scoring opportunity.