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Striker Daniel Kanu nets in Charlton win over Carlisle

Striker Daniel Kanu nets in Charlton’s win over Carlisle

Sierra Leone’s Daniel Kanu scored yet again, while Alfie May scored twice to ensure Charlton’s victory.

Charlton secured their second consecutive League One victory this season with a 3-2 win over Carlisle United. 

Despite an unexpected lead from Luke Armstrong’s 20th-minute volley, Charlton managed to turn the game around with goals on either side of half-time. May scored the first, following up a deflected shot from Kanu in the 37th minute, and Kanu himself scored the second, crashing home from close range in the 54th minute.

Carlisle’s manager, Paul Simpson, had urged his players to show pride, and they did so by equalising from the penalty spot through Taylor Charters after Macaulay Gillesphey fouled Armstrong.

However, Charlton’s superior quality eventually showed, and May scored the decisive third goal. He latched onto a loose back-pass from former Addick Sam Lavelle and rounded the keeper to claim his fourth goal in four games, after only scoring one goal in the previous 13 games.

Charlton’s first home victory since November has now placed them comfortably in mid-table, with a 10-point lead over 21st-placed Cheltenham, and has quickly eliminated any relegation concerns. 

Unfortunately, Carlisle’s 10th loss in 11 games means they will almost certainly be relegated.

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