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London City 5-0 Coventry United: Lionesses claim memorable win in Coventry

Updated: Oct 21, 2022

Photo Credit: @_morganharlow

London City traveled to Butts Park Arena, and extended its league unbeaten streak to four, defeating Coventry United 5-0 on Sunday afternoon.

With the convincing win under their belt, the Lionesses moved up to second in the league table with 10 points, just three behind the undefeated Bristol City Robins.

London City wasted no time getting on the score sheet, as Sarah Ewens netted her third goal of the season in the fourth minute of the match. Grace Neville’s precise cross to find Ewens in the middle marked her third assist in the last two games.

Just five minutes later, in her 50th appearance for the club, Atlanta Primus doubled London City’s advantage for her second goal in the Championship this season.

Primus was the recipient of yet another Neville cross swung in from the right wing.

The Lionesses' attack did not stop there, and within a six-minute span, Ewens obtained her first hat trick since May 2021, and coming in at just 29 minutes, her fastest yet, stretching the London City lead to four.

This time it was the turn of Hayley Nolan to pick out our number 19, with her header finding Ewens for her third and final goal of the contest.

The Lionesses' energetic start and meticulous passing in the final third led them to securing a four-goal lead at the intermission.

Photo Credit: @_morganharlow

Just 12 minutes after the beginning of the second half, Neville built on her already phenomenal match on the right flank, being picked out by Shanade Hopcroft and finding the back of the net for her first goal of the season, and London City’s fifth and final of the game.

The Lionesses’ five-goal offensive display earns London City the current highest goal differential in the league at +8. The five goals in 52 minutes moved the Lionesses into second in the Championship for goals scored with 12, just one behind the leaders.

With a five-goal win, the Lionesses achieved their largest margin of victory in club history in the league, surpassing last season’s four-goal win over Crystal Palace on the road.

London City is back in action Sunday, October 23 on the road at Eppleton Colliery Football Ground to take on Sunderland AFC before the Lionesses begin a two-game home stand.

Following the match, head coach Melissa Phillips spoke on the team's outing in Coventry, stating:

"We executed the game plan brilliantly today and were very clinical from wide areas.

"A number of really good performances and yet again strength in depth coming in to impact the game.

"Fantastic team performance to keep another clean sheet and plenty to take into the stretch ahead."

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