Watch: Lampard gets his first goal in the MLS

Goal: Lamps
Goal: Lamps

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.

Their first victory in five games saw New York City move up to eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

The New York Red Bulls could not emulate their city rivals as they slumped to a 2-1 defeat at the New England Revolution, who replaced them at the top of the Eastern Conference standings in the process.

Diego Fagundez put the Revolution ahead inside 90 seconds at Gillette Stadium but the Red Bulls were level four minutes later courtesy of a Mike Grella strike.

Kelyn Rowe duly delivered a sixth successive victory for New England when he volleyed home a 65th-minute winner.

In the day's third and final game, Kyle Bekker's first ever MLS goal rescued a 1-1 draw for the 10 men of the Montreal Impact against the San Jose Earthquakes.

Bekker scored in the 65th minute to earn the Impact a share of the spoils after San Jose had taken the lead after 35 minutes through Chris Wondolowski.

Montreal were reduced to 10 men early in the second half when defender Ambroise Oyongo was sent off for catching Wondolowski with a high foot.