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Nyassi snaps tie to lift Impact to 2-1 win over Revolution in Montreal

New England Revolution's Clyde Simms and Montreal Impact's Felipe Martins battle for the ball during first half MLS soccer action in Montreal on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
July 18, 2012 - 10:10 PM

MONTREAL - Sanna Nyassi volleyed in a goal in the 68th minute to break a tie and give the Montreal Impact a 2-1 victory over the New England Revolution in MLS action Wednesday night.

Patrice Bernier also scored on a penalty for Montreal (7-12-3), which leapfrogged New England (6-9-4) into sixth place in the standings.

Lee Nguyen's strike for New England was ruled an own goal but it's expected the former Vancouver Whitecap will be credited with his fourth of the season.

New England, coming off a 1-0 loss to Toronto FC, has never won a game in Canada, going 0-1 in Vancouver and 0-2-4 in Toronto.

The Impact, now 6-3-2 at home, won for only the second time in their last six games, thanks to Nyassi's strike.

As play carried on after a free kick, Justin Mapp crossed the ball to the far post where Nyassi volleyed inside the near post for the game-winner. It was his third of the season.

The Impact got the early lead on Bernier's 28th-minute penalty kick when Nyassi went down in the area after a light shove from Chris Tierney. Referee Fotis Bazakos made Bernier take the kick three times due to irregularities, and the Brossard, Que. native scored each time.

It was Bernier's sixth of the season and his fourth from the penalty spot.

New England equalized in the 44th minute, as Nguyen's long blast beat goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, bounced off the crossbar and went in off Rickett's foot.

Nyassi was back from serving a one-game suspension for yellow cards. His brother, Sainey Nyassi, started on the New England bench and went in as a substitute in the 79th minute for his first action of the season.

New England started a three-game road trip that takes them to Kansas City on Saturday, whe Montreal will be at Houston.

Notes _ Montreal has seven penalty kick goals this season, four by Bernier and three by Bernardo Corradi, who is out for the season with a knee injury. . . . . . Recent signing Dennis Iapichino made his Impact debut at left back and played 70 minutes. . . Impact designated player Marco Di Vaio's quest for a first MLS goal has now stretched to six games.

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