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New York Red Bulls 2-1 New York City FC

Bradley Wright-Phillips
After scoring 27 goals in 32 games last season, Bradley Wright-Phillips has eight from nine this term

Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice as 10-man New York Red Bulls beat New York City FC in Major League Soccer's first derby meeting between the sides.

Former Manchester City and Southampton striker Wright-Phillips, 30, put away Lloyd Sam's cut-back in early on.

And although Red Bulls' Matt Miazga was sent off after a second booking with 54 minutes to go, Wright-Phillips scored a second after the break.

Patrick Mullins' late consolation was not enough to inspire a City fightback.

Crowd at New York Red Bulls v New York City
More than 25,000 supporters watched the game, with 1,500 from New York City

New York City, owned by Manchester City, are a new addition to MLS this season and there was a raucous atmosphere in front of 25,217 supporters at the Red Bull Arena.

Wright-Phillips, the son of former Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright, could have finished with a hat-trick, had he put away a one-on-one with City keeper Josh Saunders.

But his side ended a three-game losing run despite Miazga's dismissal for two separate challenges on Khiry Shelton.

It was an eighth game without a win for New York City and Spain striker David Villa, returning after a three-week lay-off with a hamstring injury, summed up the mood when he looked frustrated as he was substituted for eventual goal-scorer Mullins in the 68th minute.

How it stands
New York Red Bulls are third in MLS Eastern Conference on 16 points, two points behind leaders New England Revolution
New York City FC are on six points in eighth, two places from the bottom


New York Red Bulls

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 31Robles
  • 25Duvall
  • 20MiazgaBooked at 36mins
  • 55Perrinelle
  • 92LawrenceBooked at 59mins
  • 8Campanholi
  • 11McCarty
  • 10SamSubstituted forMillerat 87'minutes
  • 16KljestanBooked at 90mins
  • 13GrellaSubstituted forOuimetteat 38'minutes
  • 99Wright-PhillipsSubstituted forRichardsat 78'minutes


  • 5Lade
  • 7Miller
  • 9Bertrand Abang
  • 18Reynish
  • 22Ouimette
  • 27Davis
  • 91Richards

New York City FC

Formation 4-4-2

  • 12Saunders
  • 13Williams
  • 21Hernandez
  • 17Wingert
  • 27AllenBooked at 82mins
  • 22Alvarez NunezSubstituted forBallouchyat 70'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 4Jacobson
  • 10DiskerudSubstituted forPokuat 64'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 11Grabavoy
  • 19Shelton
  • 7VillaSubstituted forMullinsat 68'minutes


  • 5Brovsky
  • 14Mullins
  • 15McNamara
  • 20Ballouchy
  • 25Johansen
  • 26Velasquez
  • 88Poku
Alan Kelly

Match Stats

Home TeamNew York Red BullsAway TeamNew York City FC
Shots on Target

As It Stood


1New England Revolution105321410418
2D.C. United9531117418
3New York Red Bulls9441149516
4Columbus Crew SC94231510514
5Toronto FC83051213-19
6Chicago Fire8305710-39
7Orlando City SC9234812-49
8New York City FC10136712-56
9Philadelphia Union111371021-116
10Montreal Impact502338-52


1Vancouver Whitecaps FC11623149520
2FC Dallas106221713420
3Seattle Sounders FC9513159616
4San Jose Earthquakes104241011-114
5Sporting Kansas City103521313014
6LA Galaxy113531111014
7Real Salt Lake10352911-214
8Portland Timbers1034399013
9Houston Dynamo113441314-113
10Colorado Rapids1017299010
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