Harrison, NJ (Sports Network) - Thierry Henry netted a goal in each half to
propel Red Bull New York to a 2-1 win over the Montreal Impact in a battle of
teams tied atop the Eastern Conference.
Sanna Nyassi went close for the Impact in the first half when his first-time
effort struck the crossbar, but New York hit in first-half stoppage time to
take the 1-0 lead.
Eric Alexander got into the area and smacked a shot off the crossbar for the
Red Bulls. But Fabian Espindola was on hand to collect the rebound and pull it
back to Henry, who scored from six yards.
New York went close through Jamison Olave with 20 minutes to play, but the
second goal arrived in acrobatic fashion a few minutes from time.
Juninho played a corner kick to the near post, allowing Markus Holgersson to
flick it on for Henry, who scored with a fantastic overhead kick that gave
goalkeeper Troy Perkins no chance.
Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles handed Montreal a lifeline in the 90th minute
when his giveaway when straight to Justin Mapp, who slid a pass into the area
for Marco Di Vaio to finish off.
However, New York held on for its fourth successive win to remain at the top
of the East.
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