WATCH: David Villa scores incredible goal from distance

The wonder strike secured victory for New York City FC in the MLS

WATCH: David Villa scores incredible goal from distance

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New York City FC registered a 2-0 win against the Philadelphia Union in the MLS this weekend, but it was a goal on the stroke of full-time that was the standout moment of the game.

With the visitors already holding a 1-0 lead heading into the concluding moments of the game, former Barcelona star David Villa collected the ball beyond the halfway line following a sprint for possession.

And while trying to hold off a tackle,Villa decided to shoot from distance.

He launched a stunning half-volley high into the air that descended at just the right moment to evade the clutches of the Union keeper Andre Blake, who was left in a heap on the grass. The wonder goal carried a bit extra personal value for Villa, having been denied by Blake earlier in the game.

When asked why he went for the high-risk shot after the game, Villa casually explained:

"I was a little tired from running so I tried to score a goal."

Jack Harrison hit the other New York goal of the night, as the Union remain without a win since the start of 2017.