Van Egmond expertly found Foord with time and space to run at the Chilean backline before laying the ball off to the advancing Sam Kerr who made no mistake to open the scoring in the 52nd minute.

After breaking the deadlock, the Matildas wasted no time in doubling their advantage and Foord made it 2-0 just 83 seconds later.

Logarzo was found in space by van Egmond and although her inviting cross couldn’t find Kerr or Butt, Foord was on hand to drive the ball into the roof of the net from an acute angle at the back post.

Chile had no response to the onslaught and skipper Christiane Endler had to be quick off her line to deny Foord from doubling her tally just moments later as the Matildas looked to put the game to bed with less than an hour on the clock.

Gema Simon made way for Emily Gielnik on 62 minutes and soon after the Matildas increased their lead thanks to a moment Endler will want to forget.

Her poor first touch was seized upon by Caitlin Foord, who then did excellently well to ride a challenge before dispatching her shot past the helpless Chilean keeper to put the Matildas 3-0 up after 67 minutes.

Whatever Stajcic said to his side at halftime clearly worked, and once again the Matildas wasted no time in adding to their advantage.

Logarzo found Gielnik in space behind the Chilean defence and her arrowed shot from the edge of the area nestled into Endler’s bottom corner to make it 4-0 to the home side after 69 minutes.

The visitors were being thoroughly outclassed by the home side and shortly before fulltime, Foord completed the rout by grabbing her third for the evening.

Ellie Carpenter swapped over to the left and continued her attacking forays and her overlapping run and cross found the unmarked Foord at the back post, presenting her with the simplest of tapins to complete her hattrick.

Endler had to be on her game to deny Foord her fourth soon after, but there were to be no goals as the crowd of 12,649 went home happy after witnessing a ruthless second half display from the Matildas.

For the home side, Carpenter, Logarzo and, of course, Foord stood out.

Foord may have been lucky to stay on the field after her first half fracas, but she put on an excellent second half display as she scored three goals and set up another to guide the Matildas to a dominant victory.

For the visitors, it was a cruel reality check after their impressive result in Penrith as they had no response as the Matildas flexed their muscle by upping the tempo and intensity in the second half.