Frank Lampard received a wonderful reception when he returned to Stamford Bridge as a Manchester City player, with the sides sharing the spoils in a 1-1 draw.
There had been a suggestion that the former West Ham midfielder may have soured relations by joining last season’s Premier League winners coupled with the whole New York City contract shenanigans – it was revealed that Lamps never actually signed a deal with the new Major League Soccer franchise, and more agreed a sort of ‘gentleman’s agreement’ that he’d rock up once his short-term deal with the Citizens had expired.
Anyway, life with the new MLS club of course goes on without Frank Lampard, and New York City played their first ever compeititve game last night, when they took on Scottish outfit St Mirren in a glamour friendly – seriously, why St Mirren? Bizarre.
In the absence of Frankie Lamps, it was New York City’s other Designated Player, Spanish superstar David Villa doing the business, as he always does, in front of goal.