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Robbie Keane bags 2 penalties as Galaxy clinch win

Los Angeles beat the Columbus Crew last night yo!

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A PAIR OF late penalties from Robbie Keane gave Los Angeles Galaxy a 2-1 win over the Columbus Crew in Major League Soccer last night.

The Galaxy held onto their berth in the MLS’ Western Conference play-off positions with a victory over the Crew after Bernardo Anor looked to have put Columbus on track for victory with his 78th-minute header.

But LA were able to win for the first time this season after conceding the opening goal, when Keane converted from the spot twice in six minutes. Keane’s first penalty came in the 85th minute on Thursday with the Irish striker side-footing the ball into the bottom corner after Galaxy substitute Jose Villareal was upended by Columbus goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum.

After Keane hit the bar three minutes later, LA wrapped up victory in the first minute of stoppage time, with Anor going from hero to zero. As a cross came in from the left, Anor pushed Keane in the back as he went for a header and the 32-year-old Irishman notched his seventh goal of the season, again converting his spot kick down low past Gruenebaum’s left hand.

The win took LA back to fourth spot in the Western Conference, pushing Colorado Rapids out of the top five despite the latter’s 2-0 victory over New York Red Bulls.

Here are Keane’s goals:

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