Sam Kerr’s goal was sublime.
The Matildas might have gone down to England 3-1 in their FIFA Women’s World Cup semi-final in Sydney on Wednesday night, but their skipper has left us with a sporting moment for the ages.
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Trailing 1-0, Clare Hunt intercepted a ball that was deflected to teammate Katrina Gorry who then found Kerr in space.
Kerr had two defenders between her and Lioness goalkeeper Mary Earps — but that didn’t matter.
The superstar striker dribbled up alongside her Chelsea teammate Millie Bright and made a remarkable strike from well outside the box that cannoned into the top corner to score one of the great World Cup goals in history.
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Replays of the shot will be shown decades from now and about 78,000 people will tell their grandchildren they were there to witness Sam Kerr’s greatness.
But there was one replay that wasn’t seen on the Australian broadcast that has uncovered a noticeable detail that was hard to see on the night.
An extra angle that wasn’t originally seen shows a considerable deflection from the leg of Millie Bright that was hard to pick up on first viewing.
“What a goal! Sam Kerr, from the top drawer. It just had to be. World Cup goal No.6, international goal No.64,” David Basheer said on commentary for Channel 7.
“That is a howitzer from Sam Kerr. It took a little nick off Millie Bright, but no one was stopping that.
“And once more, Mary Earps has to pick a ball out of the back of the net struck by Sam Kerr. And suddenly, Stadium Australia erupts into a frenzy.”
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Former Matildas star Grace Gill added: “Well, who else but Sam Kerr?
“The moment we’ve been waiting for, the moment she’s been waiting for, and what a response from the Matildas.
“It was a well-read interception by Clare Hunt, does really well just to feed out through (Katrina) Gorry, and this is where Kerr is so dangerous. Running, at pace, at her Chelsea teammate in Millie Bright, a little glance up, and that is a world class strike.
“Kerr had a lot of work to do on that strike — a lot of work. She had two defenders closing down (on her and) she had Mary Earps to beat.”