Frank Lampard lifts NYCFC over D.C. United in dramatic MLS finish
NEW YORK (AP) — Former English Premier League star Frank Lampard scored his second goal of the match three minutes into stoppage time to give New York City FC a 3-2 victory over D.C. United on Thursday night.
Lampard took a pass from Khiry Shelton at the top of the area, faked a defender and goalkeeper Bill Hamid with the right, and slammed it home with the left. NYCFC improved to 12-8-8.
United (7-9-11) led 1-0 late, but NYCFC's David Villa scored in the 79th minute thanks to a crucial mistake by United defender Sean Franklin, whose back-pass fed David Villa on a clean breakaway.
In the 85th minute, after a physical scramble in the corner for a loose ball, Shelton pushed it to the center of the box. Villa tapped it to Lampard before getting hauled down, and Lampard buried it for the go-ahead goal.
Lloyd Sam and Lamar Neagle scored for D.C. United.
Neagle's header evened it at 2-2 in the first minute of stoppage time.