Giovinco works his magic in 4-0 Toronto FC win

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS - NEIL DAVID­SON

TORONTO — On a tor­rid sum­mer day against one of the top teams in Ma­jor League Soc­cer, Toronto FC showed off its ruth­less side.

Se­bas­tian Giovinco scored two spec­tac­u­lar goals and Jozy Alti­dore and Ra­heem Ed­wards struck late as Toronto FC blanked New York City FC, 4-0, on Sun­day af­ter­noon, in­creas­ing its lead atop the league to five points.

It was 1-0 at the half. But as the game wore, Toronto (12-3-7) turned the screw on NYCFC (11-7-4) in a per­for­mance that will send shivers down the spine of ri­vals.

It came as a cost as Toronto’s Oyvind Alseth limped off in the 12th minute with a lac­er­ated foot. Fel­low wing­back Justin Mor­row had to leave in the 64th minute with cramps on a hot 29 Cel­sius af­ter­noon be­fore a loud sell­out crowd of 29,203.

With sec­ond-place Chicago los­ing to Sport­ing Kansas City on Sat­ur­day, first place in the East was on the line Sun­day.

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