Toronto 4 New York City 0: Giovinco shines with brace in crushing win

Comments()
Getty Images
Toronto remain top of the Eastern Conference after a crushing 4-0 win over Patrick Vieira's New York City FC in MLS on Sunday.

Sebastian Giovinco scored a high-quality brace as Toronto battered New York City 4-0 to strengthen their position atop the Eastern Conference.

Giovinco put Toronto ahead after 32 minutes in Sunday's MLS clash, the striker shifting the ball on to his left foot and bending a superb 25-yard strike out of goalkeeper Sean Johnson's reach.

And the former Italy international doubled Toronto's lead with his 50th goal for the club after half-time, converting a free-kick he won himself.

Article continues below

Giovinco stepped up to bend a terrific set-piece into Johnson's top-right corner, scoring a record 10th direct free-kick in MLS matches, with the goalkeeper again left helpless in the face of the forward's fantastic finishing.

Jozy Altidore added a third from the penalty spot, bludgeoning home from 12 yards after the United States international was fouled by Alexander Callens to extend Toronto's unbeaten home run this year to 11 MLS matches.

Giovinco turned provider to set up Raheem Edwards for a late fourth, the 22-year-old scoring his first MLS goal, and New York's misery was compounded when Maxi Moralez blazed an injury-time penalty over the crossbar.

Toronto now have a five-point lead from Chicago Fire, with Patrick Vieira's side left in third.

Next article:
Emery's Ramsey masterstroke breathes new life into Arsenal's top-four hopes
Next article:
Valverde 'not frustrated' as he waits on Barcelona to deliver amid De Jong & Vela links
Next article:
'City bought Guardiola four full-backs!' - Mourinho hits out at Man Utd transfer policy
Next article:
Higuain can't come soon enough! Sarri's Chelsea have become both blunt and predictable
Next article:
'Rashford has the world at his feet' - Young sees Man Utd forward becoming best on the planet
Close