Sam Kerr’s mighty marksmanship for Chelsea has hit a new high as she snaffled one other hat-trick to power the Girls’s Big League champions to a 6-0 victory over Birmingham City.
The Australia captain, new from scoring within the Blues’ Champions League midweek overcome Wolfsburg, netted her treble at Chelsea’s Kingsmeadow home all sooner than halftime on Sunday to propel herself to joint-high of the WSL scoring charts.
When she headed home her hat-trick plan powerfully appropriate sooner than the break, it took her tally of league needs to 17, whereas making it 23 in all competitions.
Arsenal’s all-time WSL leading scorer, Dutch giant name Vivianne Miedema in a while Sunday scored twice in Arsenal’s 4-0 draw shut at Bristol City to switch reduction alongside Kerr within the girls’s ‘Golden Boot’ bustle.
Such has been Kerr’s irresistible urge that she’s now scored 10 and assisted on two extra in her closing six matches, which all bodes effectively for her Matildas’ aspect as they put collectively for their return to global action next Saturday.
The Australians will play Germany next Saturday and then pick on the Netherlands in Nijmegen on the next Tuesday where Kerr and Miedema can each and each showcase why they’re thought of as arguably the 2 easiest strikers within the girls’s game.
Chelsea supervisor Emma Hayes modified into another time left waxing lyrical about her leading scorer, pronouncing: “Sam Kerr’s needs came on the ethical moments.
“The boldness and intelligence from her is growing a week and she modified into thoroughly deserving of a hat-trick.”
While Kerr had the lush of being rested appropriate after the hour by Hayes, it modified into finest a price for her strike partner Fran Kirby to then pick centre stage.
The England global scored two second-half needs because the ‘Special Okay’ pair brought their mixed whole for the season in all competitions to 44.
Kerr first demonstrated her sharpness within the 25th minute after Birmingham’s goalkeeper Hannah Hampton had parried a shot from Erin Cuthbert to her left appropriate for the Australian to snap up the loose ball and crack home from a narrow angle.
Kerr missed out on about a probabilities quickly after, taking pictures wide with a well-known miscue and heading appropriate over from a Pernille Extra tough sinful.
Yet she struck twice extra within the converse of two minutes appropriate sooner than halftime, first reacting quickest another time to nod home a 45th minute rebound after Pernille Extra tough’s header had hit the bar.
In first-half stoppage time, Kerr then showed extra want than somebody to web on the high of Cuthbert’s free-kick to power in a single other header into the corner and whole her third hat-trick of the season.
After the break, the double from Kirby, who scored a unbelievable solo effort in stoppage time, and one other from Guro Reiten cemented the easiest of wins as Chelsea stayed high of the league with appropriate three matches last.
Manchester City kept on their heels appropriate two functions within the help of with a 3-0 draw shut at Tottenham in a while Sunday.
With Chelsea restful battling for four trophies this season, the WSL decider looks plight to be the meeting between the Blues and City in Manchester on April 25.
In diversified areas, one other Matilda Hayley Raso had an ethical game for Everton as they beat Aston Villa 3-1.