Matildas Central: Kerr into WSL top scorer with hat-trick

by Ben Somerford on Apr 06, 2021

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Sam Kerr scored a hat-trick as Chelsea thrashed Birmingham City 6-0 in the Women's Super League on Sunday.

Sam Kerr's treble moved her into equal top scorer in the Women's Super League along with Arsenal's Vivienne Miedema with 17 strikes this season.

The Matildas captain capitalized on a rebound from a save to fire home the opener in the 25th minute from an angle.

Kerr made it 2-0 just before half-time, headed home from close range from another rebound.

She completed her hat-trick with a close-range header from a deep free-kick in the third minute of stoppage-time in the first half, before being replaced just past the hour.

Hayley Raso had a busy game as Everton knocked off Aston Villa 3-1, with the Matildas winger playing the full 90 minutes.

Raso made a costly judgement when she opted to turn in Rikke Sevecke's goalbound header from a free-kick in an offside position, rendering it disallowed.

The Matilda earned her side a penalty when her cross struck an opposition arm although it was saved.

Raso almost scored late on as she went on a marauding run before her low bouncing shot went marginally wide.

Caitlin Foord had a quieter game, starting but being replaced at half-time as Arsenal eased to a 4-0 win at Bristol City on Sunday.

Foord's best attacking play came with a left-flank cross which Vivienne Miedema headed into the post.

Lydia Williams kept a clean sheet for the Gunners, while Steph Catley is still out injured.

Ella Mastrantonio was a 65th minute sub for the Robins.

Alanna Kennedy put in a full shift as Tottenham lost 3-0 at home to Manchester City.

Emily van Egmond played a full game as West Ham boosted their survival hopes with a 5-0 win at Reading on Saturday.

Aivi Luik put in a full shift as Sevilla lost 4-2 away to Recreativo Huelva in the Spanish Primera Division Femenina on Sunday.

Mary Fowler started and played 61 minutes as Montpellier were humbled 4-0 at home by Stade De Reims in the French Feminine Division 1 on Saturday.

Ellie Carpenter's Olympique Lyon had their clash with Laura Brock's (nee Alleway) Guingamp postponed.

Indiah-Paige Riley played the first half as Fortuna Hjorring lost 2-1 to Koge in the Danish Elitedivisionen on Saturday.

Amy Harrison and Kyah Simon were both absent as PSV won 5-1 over PEC Zwolle in the Dutch Eredivisie Cup on Friday.