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Ex-Barcelona, Valencia star Villa kicks things off for NYCFC

David Villa has scored the first-ever goal for New York City FC today.

The Spanish star netted with a neat finish from close range in the 33rd minute as the MLS expansion franchise defeated St Mirren 2-0 at the City Football Academy in Manchester.

NYCFC captain Villa controlled a low cross with his left foot before knocking it back into his path with his right thigh before firing into the back of the net from just outside the six-yard box.

The new MLS side will continue their pre-season preparations for their debut campaign with another friendly against Danish side Brondby on Sunday.

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