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Frank Lampard scored his first goal in Major League Soccer as New York City recorded a 2-0 victory against Toronto FC on Wednesday.
The former Chelsea and England midfielder, making just his fifth MLS appearance after a series of injury setbacks, fired home from the edge of the penalty area to give his side a 20th-minute lead at Yankee Stadium.
New York City had to make do without star striker David Villa after he was ruled out with a hamstring injury but fellow forward Patrick Mullins made sure of the points when he headed home a second goal from an Andrea Pirlo corner in the 77th minute.
Frank Lampard got on the end of a James Milner cross to give Manchester City the lead against Southampton.
Presenter Christine Bleakley said she and her fiance Frank Lampard are "sending our love and prayers" to Rio Ferdinand and his family following the death of his wife Rebecca.
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Stoke boss Mark Hughes has hailed the "class" of Frank Lampard after the former England man swapped shirts with Potters teenager Oliver Shenton this week.
Shenton, 17, made his Premier League debut as a late substitute in Wednesday night's 4-1 defeat to Manchester City at the Britannia Stadium only two days after his mother's funeral.
City midfielder Lampard, who lost his own mother in 2008, sought out fellow midfielder Shenton after the game to have a chat and trade shirts.
And Hughes said on Friday of the incident: "That is a great touch.
"Obviously Frank has lost close family members as well and maybe that resonated with Frank. I think that shows his class."
David Villa has no qualms with Frank Lampard's decision to delay his arrival at New York City FC until July.
The club won their first official match on Tuesday when they beat St Mirren 2-0 in a friendly in Manchester.
Villa, one of the two biggest signings the newest MLS franchise has made, starred in a 45-minute cameo, scoring the opening goal and pulling several tricks out of the bag to wow the 2,000-strong crowd which had gathered at Manchester City's Academy Stadium.
"It would have been great if he was here now, but obviously for the football club the best thing is for him to stay in Manchester," Villa said.
"We are only going to be focused to work hard so that when he joins in July, we can be a team that is really good and he can only improve us."
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Jose Mourinho and Chelsea would "love" Frank Lampard to work for Chelsea again in some capacity as he prepares to play for Man City at Stamford Bridge today.
The Blues legend left Chelsea after 13 trophy laden years last summer only to surprise everyone by joining Premier League rivals Man City on loan.
Speaking to Soccer AM, Lampard admits he would also love to rejoin the club one day.
Jose Mourinho and the club from the top have said they’ll love for me to be involved, whenever I want to go back. Chelsea is like going back home and it feels such a big part of me. When you are part of Chelsea, I’ve seen it with people like ‘Chopper’ Harris and Peter Bonetti, they’re still there to this day. It’s a club that really looks after its players.
If the opportunity was there to go back, I would love to, as I had such a long career there. It’s a part of me – and that never changes.