Penilla scores twice early, Revs survive Toronto FC 3-2

 
 
Updated 5/12/2018 8:01 PM
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  • The referee issues a red card to Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco (10) during the second half of an MLS soccer game against the New England Revolution in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, May 12, 2018.

    The referee issues a red card to Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco (10) during the second half of an MLS soccer game against the New England Revolution in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, May 12, 2018. Associated Press

  • Toronto FC's Chris Mavinga (23) heads the ball in front of New England Revolution's Teal Bunbury during the second half of an MLS soccer game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, May 12, 2018.

    Toronto FC's Chris Mavinga (23) heads the ball in front of New England Revolution's Teal Bunbury during the second half of an MLS soccer game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, May 12, 2018. Associated Press

  • New England Revolution's Luis Caicedo, right, heads the ball over Toronto FC's Jordan Hamilton, center, during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, May 12, 2018.

    New England Revolution's Luis Caicedo, right, heads the ball over Toronto FC's Jordan Hamilton, center, during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, May 12, 2018. Associated Press

  • Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco (10) scores on a penalty kick against New England Revolution goalie Matt Turner during the second half of an MLS soccer game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, May 12, 2018.

    Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco (10) scores on a penalty kick against New England Revolution goalie Matt Turner during the second half of an MLS soccer game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, May 12, 2018. Associated Press

  • Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco (10) grabs New England Revolution's Wilfried Zahibo during the second half of an MLS soccer game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, May 12, 2018.

    Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco (10) grabs New England Revolution's Wilfried Zahibo during the second half of an MLS soccer game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, May 12, 2018. Associated Press

  • Toronto FC's Jordan Hamilton, center, and New England Revolution's Antonio Delamea Mlinar (19) battle for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, May 12, 2018.

    Toronto FC's Jordan Hamilton, center, and New England Revolution's Antonio Delamea Mlinar (19) battle for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, May 12, 2018. Associated Press

  • Toronto FC's Alex Bono (25) makes a a save in front of New England Revolution's Teal Bunbury (10) during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, May 12, 2018.

    Toronto FC's Alex Bono (25) makes a a save in front of New England Revolution's Teal Bunbury (10) during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, May 12, 2018. Associated Press

  • New England Revolution's Cristian Penilla, center, celebrates his second goal during the first half of an MLS soccer game against Toronto FC in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, May 12, 2018.

    New England Revolution's Cristian Penilla, center, celebrates his second goal during the first half of an MLS soccer game against Toronto FC in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, May 12, 2018. Associated Press

  • Toronto FC's Jay Chapman (14) battles New England Revolution's Luis Caicedo for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, May 12, 2018.

    Toronto FC's Jay Chapman (14) battles New England Revolution's Luis Caicedo for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, May 12, 2018. Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Cristian Penilla scored twice in the first seven minutes and the New England Revolution held off Toronto FC 3-2 on Saturday night.

Sebastian Giovinco pulled defending MLS Cup champion Toronto within a goal on a penalty kick in the 89th minute. But before the following kick off, the Italian grabbed Wilfried Zahibo's face and was sent off for violent conduct.

Penilla opened the scoring for the Revs (5-3-2) in the fourth minute with a run up the middle of the central defense and a straightaway finish after Teal Bunbury's takeaway and feed from near midfield.

Penilla pounced on an errant pass deep in Toronto's territory and sent it quickly back at net to catch goalkeeper Alex Bono out of position in the seventh.

Bunbury made it 3-0 in the 46th minute with his fifth goal of the season, a right-footed blast into far corner.

Antonio Delamea conceded an own goal in the 55th minute to give Toronto (2-6-1) its first goal.

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