'Outrageous': Sam Kerr stuns football world in historic moment

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Pictured here, Sam Kerr in party mode after Chelsea's Women's FA Cup final win.
Sam Kerr capped off an incredible year with an FA Cup triumph that saw Chelsea claim a domestic treble. Pic: Getty

Australian superstar Sam Kerr is being hailed across the football world after a moment of magic in Chelsea's history-making Women's FA Cup triumph over Arsenal at Wembley.

The Matildas captain scored twice as Chelsea defeated Arsenal 3-0 in the final to secure the first domestic treble in the club's history.

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Kerr had missed two good chances in the first half of Sunday's encounter, with her best coming after she beat advanced on Manuela Zinsberger before dinking a clever shot over the keeper only to see the ball hit the bar.

The Aussie skipper was in the thick of the action as early as the third minute when her attempted flick-on bounced off Arsenal's Frida Maanum and into the path of England international striker Fran Kirby - who coolly converted to fire Chelsea into the lead.

The duo - known to Chelsea fans as 'Kerr-by' - combined again four minutes later with a neat one-two on the edge of the box to release Kerr.

The 28-year-old's shot too close to Manuela Zinsberger and the Austrian keeper was able to block the Aussie's effort.

Chelsea had to wait until the 57th minute to double their lead as Kerr finally found the back of the net, courtesy of another set up from her star English teammate.

Kirby sent the Aussie clear on the left, before Kerr cut inside and ran at Lotte Wubben-Moy, before driving the ball through her legs and inside the near post.

Ten minutes later, the Matildas captain put the icing on the cake with a sublime third.

The Aussie once again had the beating of Wubben-Moy, before running at the advancing Zinsberger and dinking a sublime lob over the keeper's head and into the back of the net.

Sam Kerr magic leaves fans in a frenzy 

Kerr's exquisite piece of skill lit up social media as fans celebrated the Australian regarded by many as the best striker in women's football.

True to form, the ebullient Matildas captain was left celebrating with the bottle of champagne awarded to her as player of the match afterwards, declaring: "This will go down a treat - I can't wait to party!"

Kerr is the first Australian woman to collect an FA Cup winners' medal at Wembley, the third of any gender after Craig Johnston and Harry Kewell.

"So many wondered how Sam would cope in the English game. As far as I am concerned, she is the best striker in the world," Chelsea manager Emma Hayes said of Kerr.

Pictured here, Sam Kerr celebrates after her Chelsea side won the Women's FA Cup.
Sam Kerr was all smiles after her brace of goals helped Chelsea win the Women's FA Cup to complete a domestic treble. Pic: Getty

Steph Catley played the whole match for Arsenal and Caitlin Foord came on for the last 20 minutes but neither Australian could make much impact as the Blues added more silverware to go with their league and cup double for 2020-21 - with this decider having been put back from May due to COVID-19.

Asked if she had a message for family and friends watching in Australia, Kerr added: "I love you guys, I wish you could be here.

"These are the moments as a player that you play in and wish your family is here.

"But my girlfriend (US international Kristie Mewis) is here and I tried to put on a show."

with AAP

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