Kanteh plays a key role as Sporting Huelva pip Espanyol
The Gambian striker put in a brilliant performance as his side extended their unbeaten streak against the visitors on Sunday
Fatoumata Kanteh contributed to her side’s 2-1 win over Espanyol in a Spanish Primera Iberdrola game on Sunday.
The hosts entered the contest hoping to continue their unbeaten run to keep their hopes of survival alive after a 4-2 win over Sevilla and a 2-2 draw with Levante.
For Espanyol, they are eyeing a return to victory after two draws and two losses in their last four matches.
The Gambian-Spanish-born striker has made her 20th start to the season for Sporting and has been superb in her side’s home triumph.
Sporting took the lead when Dany Helena opened the scoring in the 28th minute with a brilliant assist from Kanteh.
However, the struggling Espanyol retracted when Cristina Baudet scored the equalizer with seven minutes left.
After the break, Antonio Sanchez’s ladies regained the engine seat of the match when Helena installed Yoko Tanaka just a minute after the start of the second half to score the match winner.
Kanteh was involved for 90 minutes before being sent off in Sporting’s victory at Campo Futbol La Orden. She has now provided two assists and two goals in 27 appearances this season.
The result took Sporting Huelva eight points above the relegation zone, having accumulated 31 points in 27 matches, and will face Real Madrid in their next game on May 2.