Jamaica 1-4 Australia: Kerr scores four to seal last-16 place

Sam Kerr scored four goals to become the Women’s World Cup joint-top scorer as Australia beat Jamaica 4-1 to reach the Women’s World Cup last 16.

The striker nodded in twice in the first half to make it four headed goals in five and poked in the third after the break, before she punished Jamaica keeper Nicole McClure’s terrible error.

Havana Solaun scored Jamaica’s first-ever goal in the tournament.

The substitute took the ball around Lydia Williams and slotted home.

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Kerr and Australia were excellent but Hue Menzies’ side had the backing of the crowd and leave France following their best display of the tournament.

The spirited Reggae Girlz went behind in the 11th minute when the Chicago Red Stars forward converted Emily Gielnik’s delivery and then produced another good finish from Katrina Gorry’s ball.

Jamaica had, by that point, conceded 10 goals in three games without reply, but that statistic changed four minutes after the restart.

Forward Shaw, who played in a deeper midfield role, was key to her team’s improvement after the break. She provided the threaded pass for Solaun, who took the ball around the Australia keeper Williams and fired in between two defenders.

Shaw had two good chances to test Williams herself but fired wide before Kerr all but ensured Australia of victory when she fired in after the ball bounced off the thigh of Sashana Campbell.

And Kerr drew level with USA’s Alex Morgan on five goals when she tapped in after McClure kicked air in attempting to clear from a backpass.

Australia finish Group C in second spot, behind Italy and ahead of Brazil – all on six points.

Kerr makes Australia history – stats

  • After failing to make it through the group stages in any of their first three Women’s World Cup appearances, Australia have now reached the knockout rounds in each of their last four.
  • Jamaica are just the third team to lose their first three Women’s World Cup matches all by a margin of three-plus goals, after New Zealand and Argentina.
  • A player has scored a hat-trick against Jamaica in all three of their Women’s World Cup matches. They’re the only team in Fifa World Cup history to concede a hat-trick in three consecutive games (men’s and women’s tournaments).
  • Kerr is the first Australian player to score a hat-trick at a World Cup (men’s and women’s tournaments).
  • Solaun scored Jamaica’s first-ever Women’s World Cup goal just three minutes and 55 seconds after coming on as a sub, with what was their first shot on target in the match.
  • Kerr’s five goals are the most by an Australian player in a single edition of the tournament.

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Match Stats

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Match ends, Jamaica 1, Australia 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Jamaica 1, Australia 4.

Alanna Kennedy (Australia) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Ellie Carpenter following a corner.

Corner, Australia. Conceded by Trudi Carter.

Substitution

Substitution, Australia. Aivi Luik replaces Katrina Gorry.

Foul by Ellie Carpenter (Australia).

Konya Plummer (Jamaica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Khadija Shaw (Jamaica) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Jamaica 1, Australia 4. Sam Kerr (Australia) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Sam Kerr (Australia).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Chloe Logarzo (Australia).

Booking

Emily van Egmond (Australia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Emily van Egmond (Australia).

Khadija Shaw (Jamaica) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chloe Logarzo (Australia).

Toriana Patterson (Jamaica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Jamaica. Jody Brown replaces Mireya Grey.

Corner, Australia. Conceded by Khadija Shaw.

Booking

Konya Plummer (Jamaica) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hayley Raso (Australia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Konya Plummer (Jamaica).

Goal!

Goal! Jamaica 1, Australia 3. Sam Kerr (Australia) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Foul by Hayley Raso (Australia).

Konya Plummer (Jamaica) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Emily van Egmond (Australia).

Chantelle Swaby (Jamaica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Khadija Shaw (Jamaica) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Havana Solaun.

Offside, Australia. Karly Roestbakken tries a through ball, but Sam Kerr is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Khadija Shaw (Jamaica) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Havana Solaun.

Substitution

Substitution, Australia. Hayley Raso replaces Lisa De Vanna.

Attempt missed. Caitlin Foord (Australia) with an attempt from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Emily van Egmond with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Australia. Conceded by Toriana Patterson.

Attempt missed. Khadija Shaw (Jamaica) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Deneisha Blackwood following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Jamaica. Trudi Carter replaces Cheyna Matthews.

Substitution

Substitution, Australia. Caitlin Foord replaces Emily Gielnik.

Foul by Katrina Gorry (Australia).

Khadija Shaw (Jamaica) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Australia. Conceded by Deneisha Blackwood.

Attempt missed. Khadija Shaw (Jamaica) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Cheyna Matthews.

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