Flipping Fantastic Sam Kerr Gets First-Half Hat Trick, Assist In Chelsea Win

Fran Kirby added a brace in the Blues’ 5-0 victory over Birmingham.

Chelsea kept pace with Arsenal at the top of the Women’s Super League (the two sides will clash on Dec. 5 in the FA Women’s Cup final at Wembley) by destroy second-to-last Birmingham City on Sunday in an entirely one-sided game.

Chelsea controlled 76% possession and outshot the visitors 25 to two at Kingsmeadow, with Sam Kerr scoring a first-half hat trick and providing one assist while Fran Kirby recorded a brace. 

The pick of the goals was scored in the fourth-minute by Kirby, who saw the keeper off her line and provided a delicate chip from 18 yards out.  

Kerr then went about her hat trick, with the first coming in the 18th-minute off a nice feed from Jessie Fleming. 

Kerr then scored a second from close range to make it 3-0 Chelsea in the 29th, and the Matildas captain had her hattie — and acrobatic backflip celebration — with one minute remaining in the opening 45. 

The goal scorers then connected on Chelsea’s final goal in the in the 75th with Kerr providing the service from out wide and Kerby the finish. It marked 100 goals for the 28-year-old England international. 

Chelsea trails Arsenal by one point after eight matches. 

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