Thierry Henry helps Bradley Wright-Phillips create history for New York Red Bulls

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Thierry Henry was instrumental as BWP scored a hat-trick in the MLS tie against Houston Dynamo.

The New York Red Bulls dealt out a thrashing against the Houston Dynamo last night in a MLS Soccer tie at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey - winning 4-0 - and there was a definite Arsenal connection to the events.

Thierry Henry, the club captain, was of course involved - as was the son of the man whose goalscoring record he overtook in North London.

Thierry Henry scored 226 goals in his 369 appearances for The Gunners - making him the club’s record goalscorer. The man he overtook, on 185 goals, was Ian Wright.

Well nowadays Henry plays with one of Wrighty’s sons - Bradley Wright-Phillips.

The former Southampton and Charlton Athletic man moved Stateside in July 2013 - and last night he created history. Becoming the first ever Englishman to score a MLS hat-trick.

And Henry had a big hand in things.

He set him up for the first goal, started the move for the second and after bagging a goal himself from a BWP rebounded shot - he gave Wright-Phillips permission to take a 90th minute penalty to go down in the record books.

Here are the highlights from the game…

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