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Muya double downs Addicks as Lionesses win 2-0

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A brace from Karin Muya secured all three points for London City Lionesses against Charlton Athletic in the FA Women’s Championship. A goal at the end of each half from Muya was the difference between the two sides as City dominated affairs in Dartford from start to finish. However, it was the visitors who had the first chance of the game after 12 minutes, Katie Robinson firing wide after being played in by Jess King. The Lionesses saw most of the ball in the first half and had a good chance just before the break, Brooke Nunn played through on goal by Katie Kitching only to shoot straight at Eartha Cumings. The hosts then got their reward on the stroke of half-time, as Karin Muya converted after a strong run by Jamie-Lee Napier to send the Lionesses in ahead at the break. City looked to extend their lead after the break, Amy Rodgers going close just after the hour after being fed by Muya. Substitute Shanade Hopcroft then had a chance to extend City’s lead almost immediately after coming on but failed to convert on the volley. Charlton continued to search for an equaliser and had a chance to do so three minutes from time, but Katie Robinson could only fire at Yanez in the Lionesses’ goal. Muya then sealed the three points for the hosts with a goal at the death, pouncing upon a defensive error to poke home for her second of the afternoon. To follow the action and sign up for The FA Player’s live Barclays FA Women’s Super League coverage visitwomenscompetitions.thefa.com

London City Lionesses: Shae Yanez; Grace Neville, Charlotte Fleming, Amy Rodgers, Lily Agg, Jamie-Lee Napier, Harley Bennett, Hayley Nolan, Karin Muya, Katie Kitching, Brooke Nunn Substitutes: Annie Rossiter for Nunn 67, Shanade Hopcroft for Kitching 67, Substitutes not used: Gray, Girrsoli, Mehmet, Palisch, Pedersen, Fronc Goals: Muya 45, 89 Bookings: Napier 83 Charlton Athletic: Eartha Cumings; Anna Filbey, Jess King, Elisha Sulola, Lois Roche, Ella Rutherford, Beth Roe, Katie Robinson, Hannah Godfrey, Lois Heuchan, Jorja Fox Substitutes: Lois Roche for Ross 19, Becky Jane for Roe 54, Megan Wynne for Sulola 54, Emma Follis for King 65 Substitutes not used: Negri, Sampson, Olding, Wynne, Hughes Bookings: Godfrey 90