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Burke gives first-place Union victory over NYCFC

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CHESTER, Pa. — Cory Burke's goal lifted the Philadelphia Union to a 2-1 victory over New York City FC on Sunday.

Burke's game-winner came in the eighth minute of second-half stoppage time to put the Union (7-1-8) ahead 2-1. Jose Martinez had an assist on the goal.

The Union took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Mikael Uhre in the ninth minute. The lead held up until the 89th minute when Valentin Castellanos converted a penalty kick for NYCFC (8-4-3).

The victory gives Philadelphia sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference with 29 points to 27 for NYCFC.

Andre Blake saved four of the five shots he faced for the Union. Sean Johnson saved two of the four shots he faced for NYCFC.

Both teams next play Wednesday. The Union visit the Chicago Fire and NYCFC visits Cincinnati.

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