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​New York mayor declares Frank Lampard Day

New York has celebrated Frank Lampard Day in honour of the former England midfielder scoring 300 career goals, reports BBC Sport.

A proclamation was made by the office of city mayor Bill De Blasio before New York City FC's game against DC United on Thursday, declaring 1 September as the day of celebration.

And the former Chelsea, Manchester City and West Ham man marked the occasion by scoring two goals for his side in a 3-2 win.

Lampard was presented with a letter of proclamation as well as a commemorative shirt and ring before the DC United game.

And his two goals in the match have taken his total to six in the last six games.

"Even when I first came back, I was scoring a few but I felt I needed more fitness," he told reporters afterwards. "And I'm getting to that level now where I'm getting stronger and fitter.

"I never felt like I had a point to prove to people on the outside. I always had a point to prove to myself. I don't want this to be a place where I come here at this point in my career and it doesn't work. I want to make it work. I have that desire."

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