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New York City FC suffers first home defeat of season with loss to Revolution

Brian Wright scored his first MLS goal in the 71st minute and the New England Revolution beat New York City FC 1-0 on Wednesday night for City's first home loss of the season.

New England (8-10-9) snapped a nine-game winless streak to move within three points of sixth-place Montreal. NYCFC (14-8-6) has just one win in its last seven games.

Wright was in front of the goal to one-touch home Cristian Penilla's blocked shot from the left side.

Wright also sent a breakaway shot off the post in the 25th minute and Isaac Angking, making his MLS debut, hit the frame in the 80th on a sliding rebound attempt. New England goalkeeper Brad Knighton started in his first game of the season.

NYCFC controlled the game with 66 percent possession, but couldn't find the back of the net on 28 shots.

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