Associated PressJul 23, 2017, 8:45 amJul 24, 2017, 10:51 am

Villa, Brillant help NYCFC beat Fire 2-1

New York City FC extends its home unbeaten streak to seven games

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Credit: Twitter/David Villa @Guaje7Villa

David Villa and Frederic Brillant scored minutes apart early in the second half and New York City FC beat the Chicago Fire 2-1 on Saturday to extend its home unbeaten streak to seven games.

Sean Johnson had a season-high seven saves for New York City (11-6-4), which has scored in a franchise-record 21 consecutive home matches.

Villa opened the scoring in the 47th minute, putting away a volley, off a feed from Jonathan Lewis, from just outside the top of the box.

Moments later, Brillant headed home the rebound of his own header to make it 2-0. Maximiliano Moralez played a cross, off a set piece, into the area and Brillant's header was stopped by Matt Lampson, but Brillant's putback — a diving header — found the back of the net.

David Accam scored in the 54th minute for Chicago (11-4-5).

The Fire had an 11-game unbeaten streak dating to April 29.

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