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Just another run-of-the-mill GOAT season for Sam Kerr

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Just when we think Sam Kerr can’t get any better, she scores two screamers in a win that secures Chelsea yet another Women’s Super League title.

Matildas captain Sam Kerr has continued her amazing season with Chelsea after her side won a third consecutive Women’s Super League title following a 4-2 victory against Manchester United.

The striker scored a brace with two incredible volleys which took her season tally to an amazing 20 goals.

Kerr was awarded the player of the match, plus she won the Golden Boot for the WSL’s top goal scorer for the second successive season.

Since her WSL debut in January 2020, Kerr has scored more goals (42) than any other player.

In an incredible achievement, Kerr has become the first player to score 20-plus times in consecutive campaigns.

Kerr has been outstanding for the Blues as her trophy collection continues to grow.

In December, the 28-year-old scored twice as Chelsea defeated Arsenal 3-0 in the 2021 FA Cup Final, while last week she won the 2022 Women’s Footballer of the Year award from England’s Football Writers’ Association.

Chelsea manager Emma Hayes was full of praise for her star striker.

“She’s (Kerr) the best for a reason and she stepped up once again for this football club,” Hayes told the media following Chelsea’s win over Manchester United.

“I said: ‘Come to Chelsea and you’ll win trophies,’ and I can sit here confidently and say we both made the right decision.”

Kerr said she is focused on team success ahead of individual honours.

“I don’t set myself out to win the Golden Boot – I just do what I can for my team to win,” Kerr said post-match.

Kerr said her goals against Manchester United were about playing to her strengths and taking her chances.

“You’ve got to take chances in those moments,” Kerr said.

“I try that sort of stuff in training all the time. That’s one of my strengths as a player, I try things that maybe others wouldn’t and it catches people out.”

Next up for Kerr is the 2022 FA Cup Final against Manchester City in mid-May.

Joel Martelli
Joel Martelli
The only thing that Joel Martelli loves more than football (seriously, we wouldn't be surprised if he has a Wollongong Wolves tattoo) is writing about all things sports. With a Bachelor of Communications and Media Studies Degree specialising in Journalism, he spends his days uncovering breaking athlete news stories and diving deep into play-by-play strategies. We're glad that he's put his passion to the pages of Only Sports as one of our dedicated sports writers.

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