David Villa reappears with goal in victory of NYCFC in Toronto

David Villa reappears with goal in victory of NYCFC in Toronto

Libya's Ismael Tajouri left Toronto FC in intensive care by scoring a double in New York City FC's 3-2 victory at the Canadians' field. The result keeps NYCFC near Atlanta United and New York Red Bulls at the top. of the table, while Toronto lost a golden opportunity to get closer to playoff positions. The game marked the reappearance of David Villa with City after seven days. The match was heated in a matter of 11 minutes when Jozy Altidore was sent off for hitting without a ball to Alexander Callens.
The situation led the City to advance the lines and the 15 minutes found the opening of the scoreboard in a good play of Villa.Toronto had patience to avoid a greater offensive of the visitor. A good touch allowed Giovinco to tie the contest with a low shot just before half an hour.
New York City FC returned to the fray with their other goalscorer Ismael Tajouri, who beat the local resistance with a shot from outside the box. The both had the complicity of goalkeeper Alex Bono.Toronto came out in the second half with the plan to reach parity. The man of less was compensated with discipline and teamwork. A good play by Jonathan Osorio ended in a cross at the head of Marky Delgado, who gave intelligence to Vazquez for the 2-2. Two tired teams closed the game, but Tajouri had the last word. Two minutes from the end of the game he took a shot when taking a first rebound in what could be the goal of the day.
NYCFC visits Philadelphia Union on the next day while Toronto will go to California to play against San Jose Earthquakes. The Canadians also play the Canadian Championship final against Vancouver Whitecaps midweek.

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