Matildas pair on target in England

Chelsea’s Sam Kerr has continued her goal-scoring form, while her Matildas teammate Emily van Egmond has also found the back of the net to help secure West Ham a much-needed English FA Women’s Super League win.

Kerr, who scored a hat-trick last week against the Hammers, made it four goals in two WSL games with a well-placed header that secured Chelsea a 1-0 win over Brighton.

It was Kerr’s seventh goal of the WSL campaign and ensured second-placed Chelsea maintained their unbeaten start to the season.

“Good win again in difficult conditions, happy to score another goal,” the Matildas captain said.

What. A. Finish! 🎯 @SamKerr1 😍 #CFCWpic.twitter.com/jWvau4F6UE

Midfielder Van Egmond netted a volley in West Ham’s 4-0 thrashing of a last-placed Bristol City side that included Australian midfielder Ella Mastrantonio.

The win was only the Hammers’ second of the season in a performance that impressed interim head coach Billy Stewart.

“I think we have done really well,” said Stewart., whose side included Matildas goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold.

VAN EGMOND!! On the volley! 🔥#BRIWHU 0-2 (58) pic.twitter.com/fZbwenzJc7

But there was no joy for another Matildas keeper, Lydia Williams, and her fellow Australians Caitlin Foord and Steph Catley, whose Arsenal side was beaten 2-1 by Manchester City.

The Gunners led early through Vivianne Miedema, but City hit back with a first-half Sam Mewis equaliser and a Caroline Weir stoppage-time winner.

Arsenal’s Australian coach Joe Montemurro said: “We had the opportunity to see out the game. We could have probably controlled them a little bit better but we didn’t and in the end we got punished.”

Elsewhere, Matildas midfielder Alanna Kennedy was part of a Tottenham side that beat Aston Villa 3-1.

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