Anton Tinnerholm celebrates with Tony Rocha on the latter’s goal. (Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports)

BRONX – Despite playing without just about every one of of their attacking weapons, New York City FC still managed to find a way to get three points and a win against the Montreal Impact Saturday night.

Despite that, NYCFC scored three times in the second half to register a 3-1 triumph over the Montreal Impact at Yankee Stadium.

Jesus Medina, Maxi Moralez and Tony Rocha found the net for fifth-place City (9-8-3, 30 points) before Romell Quioto tallied for ninth-place Montreal (7-11-2, 23) in the 89th minute.

“It says a lot of the group,” NYCFC head coach Ronny Deila said. “It was an amazing performance. Really, really good. We were solid from the first minute to the last minute. The first goal was important.”

NYCFC entered the match crippled without several key players.

That included Brazilian striker Heber, who is sidelined for the season with a torn ACL. Midfielder-forward Alexandru Mitrita, who found his form recently, has been loaned to a Saudi Arabian team for the rest of the year.

Forward Taty Castellanos and center back Maxime Chanot also could not play due to  yellow card accumulation.

Adding to the team’s woes was the fact that a player tested positive for COVID-19 and he will be forced to self isolate. NYCFC did not name the player, but forward Ismael Tajouri-Shradi, another player getting into form, was not on the team sheet for the match.

Medina scored an easy goal in the 68th minute after Montreal’s Rudy Camacho gave him the ball on a silver platter while trying to backheel away a Moralez cross. Medina put it home for his third goal of the season.

“We get the first by a great attack and we just kept on pressing and running and playing and we got [goals] two and three.,” Deila said. “That was a really, really good performance. Just very impressed by the boys.”

Moralez put home a give-and-go with Anton Tinnerholm in the 82nd minute.

Four minutes later, Rocha struck for his first MLS goal, connecting off a corner kick for a three-goal advantage.

“It means a lot,” Rocha said. “I’ve been fighting for minutes and it’s not always easy coming in at the end of games. Whenever you are coming in with 10 minutes left, you job is to stay compact defensively and try to help your team win, or tie, or whatever the situation is for the game. But, yeah, I was extremely happy to get the goal today.”