The goal came after a huge week of pressure for the Matildas captain, who was grilled by the UK media after what they deemed a "nightmare" performance in the FA Community Shield against Manchester City.

That coincided with the high-profile acquisition of yet another Chelsea striker, world transfer record beating Pernille Harder.


'We saw the power of Foord': Matildas enjoy six-goal Arsenal field day

Steph Catley and Caitlin Foord both played excellent games as Arsenal ran out 6-1 winners over Reading in the Women's Super League.


Arnold pushes for Matildas starter as trio debut in WSL

Emily van Egmond, Alanna Kennedy and Mackenzie Arnold all played in West Ham's Women's Super League clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

But Chelsea boss Emma Hayes chose Kerr to start and despite criticism that she continued to miss many other opportunities, her go-ahead goal was a duck-breaker for the Australian.

Given her sensational goal record in the NWSL and W-League, this may be a sign that Kerr is beginning to hit her best strides heading into a brand new FAWSL season.