Matildas captain Sam Kerr has enjoyed her finest day with Chelsea by guiding the London club to victory in the FA Women’s League Cup final. The 27-year old became the first player to score a hat-trick in the competition final as the Blues chalked up a massive 6-0 win over Bristol City.
Samantha took just 90 seconds to put Chelsea into the lead, tapping in at close-range from Fran Kirby’s diagonal ball. The West Australian talent added her second in the 10th minute and completed her treble three minutes after half-time to take her season tally to 16 goals in all competitions.
“It’s what I came to Chelsea for,” said Samantha, whose hat-trick was complimented by Kirby’s double with Norwegian midfielder Guro Reiten grabbing the Blues sixth and final goal. “It was a massive team performance. We wanted to retain it and with the performance today, we really deserved it.”
Samantha celebrated her second goal by giving her teammates their first look at her trademark backflip. “Everybody’s been waiting for it, so it was fun,” she laughed. “I’m a bit tired from all of the games we’ve had recently, to be honest, and I nearly didn’t make it! But the girls had been asking to see it.”
Chelsea, who lifted the Community Shield at the start of the season, are now eyeing a grand slam of trophies with the Champions League, Super League and FA Cup still in their sights. View all the highlights of Chelsea’s 6-0 FA Women’s League Cup success over Bristol City.