Three “penalties” and a victory for NYCFC

New York City FC took advantage of clemency from referee Tim Ford, who awarded the home side three penalty kicks, to win 4-2 against the New England Revolution on Saturday at the Yankees Stadium.

Three “penalties” and a victory for NYCFC

New York City FC took advantage of clemency from referee Tim Ford, who awarded the home side three penalty kicks, to win 4-2 against the New England Revolution on Saturday at the Yankees Stadium.

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The official did not keep his whistle in his pocket for this duel, setting a record for the most “penalties” awarded to a single team in a Major League Soccer (MLS) game. It started in the 10th minute when Andrew Farrell committed a foul in the penalty area. Talles Magno hit the ball into the back of the net to make it 1-0 for New York.

After the equalization of the "Revs", Valentin Castellanos also got his chance at one against one with the goalkeeper, in the 34th minute. Djordje Petrovic had the advantage, however, diving to his right to block the shot.

The Argentinian had another opportunity to score from a penalty ten minutes later after being pushed by Farrell. The Revolution defender received a red card for his muscular intervention and Castellanos did not miss this second opportunity.

“Taty” continued his work by also shaking the ropes in the 82nd minute. The 2021 Golden Boot winner has once again risen to the top of MLS goalscoring with 12 successes this season.

Gabriel Pereira also scored for NYCFC while striker Gustavo Bou scored twice for the visitors.

Heading into the evening's games, the Big Apple team climbed to second in the Eastern Conference standings, three points ahead of provisionally fourth-placed CF Montreal.

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