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LA Galaxy 5-1 New York City FC

Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard joined LA Galaxy after a 17-year career at Liverpool

Steven Gerrard's LA Galaxy thrashed New York City FC thanks to two goals from striker Robbie Keane.

Frank Lampard had been expected to line up against Gerrard for New York but was not fit enough having only just resumed training following a calf problem.

The former Chelsea midfielder watched from the stands as LA Galaxy eased to victory at the StubHub Center.

Keane scored with a superb chipped finish and tapped in from close range while David Villa netted for New York.

"I've come here to win the league. It's all about finishing strong and taking maximum points," Gerrard told Sky Sports.

"It's nice to come out on top and we controlled the majority of the game."

Frank Lampard
New York City FC midfielder Frank Lampard watched the game from the stands

LA Galaxy took the lead when Republic of Ireland international Keane crossed for Gyasi Zardes to glance in a header.

Keane added a second after the break before ex-Tottenham midfielder Giovani dos Santos made it 3-0.

Sebastian Lletget smashed in from close range after an assist from Gerrard but former Spain international Villa reduced the deficit from the penalty spot.

Keane had the final word, though, when he got on the end of a Robbie Rogers cross to ease the ball home.

Line-ups

LA Galaxy

  • 1Ricketts
  • 20DeLaGarzaSubstituted forGarganat 74'minutes
  • 4González
  • 22Ribeiro da Silva
  • 14Rogers
  • 17LletgetSubstituted forGarciaat 82'minutes
  • 19Pereira Junior
  • 8Gerrard
  • 11Zardes
  • 10dos Santos
  • 7Keane

Substitutes

  • 3Väyrynen
  • 9Gordon
  • 12Rowe
  • 15Maganto
  • 21Meyer
  • 25Garcia
  • 33Gargan

New York City FC

  • 12Saunders
  • 51Iraola
  • 24Facey
  • 2Hernandez
  • 69Angelino
  • 4Jacobson
  • 21PirloSubstituted forMullinsat 75'minutes
  • 10DiskerudSubstituted forVelasquezat 59'minutes
  • 88Poku
  • 15McNamaraSubstituted forGrabavoyat 59'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 7Villa

Substitutes

  • 11Grabavoy
  • 14Mullins
  • 17Wingert
  • 18Meara
  • 22Alvarez Nunez
  • 23Mena
  • 26Velasquez
Referee:
Baldomero Toledo
Attendance:
27,000

Match Stats

Home TeamLA GalaxyAway TeamNew York City FC
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home23
Away13
Shots on Target
Home12
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away9
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 23rd August 2015

  • LA GalaxyLA Galaxy5New York City FCNew York City FC1
    FT
  • D.C. UnitedD.C. United0San Jose EarthquakesSan Jose Earthquakes2
    FT
  • Columbus Crew SCColumbus Crew SC3Sporting Kansas CitySporting Kansas City2
    FT
  • Montreal ImpactMontreal Impact0Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia Union1
    FT
  • Chicago FireChicago Fire0Colorado RapidsColorado Rapids1
    FT
  • Real Salt LakeReal Salt Lake2Seattle Sounders FCSeattle Sounders FC0
    FT
  • Vancouver Whitecaps FCVancouver Whitecaps FC1FC DallasFC Dallas0
    FT
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