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London City Lionesses halve title race deficit with dominant Bristol City win

Atlanta Primus scored twice to fire London City Lionesses to within three points of Bristol City at the top of the Barclays Women’s Championship.

While the Lionesses roared to a fast start, with Kyra Carusa causing trouble early on, the home side were forced to wait until the second half to break the deadlock.

But it was well worth the wait when Primus propelled the Lionesses into the lead just two minutes after the restart, with a fierce shot from inside the penalty area.

The Jamaican international, a constant threat versus the Robins, pounced on a driven cross from Sarah Ewens and beat Fran Bentley with a well-placed shot into the bottom left corner.

Primus only had two wait four minutes until her second of the afternoon arrived, with substitute Karin Muya providing the assist from the wing.

While Bristol City made a valiant comeback effort, the Robins were ultimately unable to penetrate the London City defence – which combined for their ninth clean sheet of the season.

“This performance is exactly what we know we can do,” explained interim head coach Nikita Runnacles. “We know that we can play with quality, flair, and excitement – and that’s what we did today. It’s really pleasing to combine the result with the performance.

“It’s no secret – the league table speaks for itself. Winning today puts us in a really good position to chase them down and that’s exactly what our plan is now.”

Added SETL Player of the Match Primus: “That definitely felt really good. It’s nice to get on the scoresheet, but us getting three points was the main thing today. We put ourselves back in the position to compete [for the title] with that performance.”

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