Sam Kerr Shatters Australian Goal-Scoring Record In 5-1 Win Over China

Matildas gun Sam Kerr has punted her way into the record books with a two-goal haul during last night’s 5-1 victory over China, becoming the first Australian to score in six international matches in a row.

Her rapid dispossession of Xue Jiao and subsequent finish cemented her record, and a looping header later in the match only served to bolster her insane statistics: the 23-year-old has scored 11 goals in those six matches.

The Matildas’ final international friendly of 2017 saw ’em dominate China on the scoreboard, but Australia’s coach Alen Stajcic said their opponents performed better thanin last week’s 3-0 loss.

China’s coach Sigurdur Eyjolfsson agreed, saying the visitors deserved more out of the match at Geelong.

It was Eyjolfsson’s team which opened the scoring in the seventh minute, thanks to Ren Guixin. Despite some strong chances, the team weren’t able to convert further, and Australia found ways to capitalise.

A half-hour lightning break forced players off the field, but Kiyah Simon’s belter of a strike showed there was plenty of power on the pitch.

Li Danyang scored an unfortunate own goal after a Caitlin Foord effort, while Chloe Logarzo also put her name on the senior team scoresheet for the first time.

Australia is currently ranked #6 in the world. If the team keeps on crushing it, expect ’em to be ranked a lil’ higher by the time the Women’s World Cup rolls around in 2019.