Aug 17, 2014 at 1.30am UK at ​Livestrong Sporting Park
KansasSporting Kansas City
Dwyer (18' pen., 33' pen.), Saad (64'), J. Sapong (77')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Gilberto (45')

Result: Dom Dwyer at the double as Sporting Kansas City thump Toronto

Dom Dwyer scores twice to help Kansas thump Toronto 4-1 at Sporting Park.

Sporting Kansas City opened up a five-point lead at the top of the MLS Eastern Conference by thrashing Toronto 4-1 at Sporting Park this morning.

Dom Dwyer bagged a first-half brace with a couple of penalties to give the hosts a 2-1 lead at the break, with Gilberto reducing the deficit before the whistle.

Second-half goals from Soony Saad and CJ Sapong sealed the emphatic win and helped Kansas extend their lead over DC United in the standings.

Kansas side moved ahead on 18 minutes as Dwyer stroked home from 12 yards after Benny Feilhaber was fouled in the area.

History repeated itself 15 minutes later as Dwyer secured his double from the penalty spot to seal his 18th goal of the MLS season.

The Canadians threw themselves a lifeline ahead of the second half when Gilberto halved the deficit in timely fashion.

Saad by name, the Lebanese international was happy to re-establish his side's two-goal cushion on 64 minutes by thumping beyond the reach of goalkeeper Joe Bendik.

He soon turned provider, setting up second-half substitute Sapong to make an immediate impact as the big striker added a fourth on 77 minutes to cap a strong display from the Eastern Conference leaders.

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