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Jamaica 1-4 Australia: I'd pay to watch Sam Kerr, says Reggae Girlz coach Hue Menzies

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Highlights: Jamaica 1-4 Australia

Jamaica coach Hue Menzies said he would "pay to watch" Sam Kerr after she scored all her team's goals in a 4-1 win against his side to send Australia into the Women's World Cup last 16.

The forward's feat means she is the tournament's joint-top scorer with five goals alongside USA's Alex Morgan.

"I like her attitude, especially in the box. You cant teach that," he said.

Kerr, 25, scored two first-half headers and hit two more goals after the break, while Havana Solaun scored for Jamaica.

Menzies added: "I told her after the match that it's good to sit back and watch her play - I'd pay to watch her."

Kerr and Australia were excellent but 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.

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Jamaica score their first ever Women's World Cup goal

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

Forward Khadija 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 Lydia 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 Morgan when she tapped in after goalkeeper Nicole 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. The Matildas now face Norway in Nice on Saturday.

Group C table showing Italy top on six points, Australia second on six points, Brazil third on six points and Jamaica bottom with zero points

'I was frustrated with myself'

Jamaica coach Hue Menzies: "We didn't execute the way we wanted to, but we showed how resilient the group is. We will go back to the Jamaica football federation and say we need to have these type of quality games before the World Cup.

"We took this project not because of football but to change mindset of how we perceive women. The thing is we leave this programme in a better situation. We will need to discuss with the federation about better preparations before a World Cup."

Australia goalscorer Sam Kerr: "We weren't as happy with how we started, but we knew we could come back. We're really happy - any time I score it's my job.

"I think we need to be better for longer. At moments we lapsed and I was frustrated with myself.

"I was proud of the girls [when we were under pressure]. Jamaica were trying to get us on the counter."

On facing Norway in the last 16: "We've always believed in ourselves. We don't care who we play - it's nice to go to Nice and see another part of France."

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.

Line-ups

Jamaica

  • 13McClure
  • 12Campbell
  • 17Swaby
  • 5PlummerBooked at 71mins
  • 14Blackwood
  • 4Swaby
  • 19Patterson
  • 22GreySubstituted forBrownat 72'minutes
  • 11Shaw
  • 15CameronSubstituted forSolaunat 45'minutes
  • 20MatthewsSubstituted forCarterat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Schneider
  • 2Silver
  • 3Hudson-Marks
  • 6Solaun
  • 7Asher
  • 8Shim
  • 9Sweatman
  • 10Brown
  • 16Bond-Flasza
  • 18Carter
  • 21Adamolekun
  • 23Jamieson

Australia

  • 1Williams
  • 21Carpenter
  • 14Kennedy
  • 7Catley
  • 5Roestbakken
  • 19GorrySubstituted forLuikat 87'minutes
  • 10van EgmondBooked at 76mins
  • 6Logarzo
  • 15GielnikSubstituted forFoordat 59'minutes
  • 20Kerr
  • 11De VannaSubstituted forRasoat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Simon
  • 3Luik
  • 8Kellond-Knight
  • 9Foord
  • 12Micah
  • 16Raso
  • 17Fowler
  • 18Arnold
  • 22Harrison
  • 23Allen
Referee:
Katalin Kulcsár
Attendance:
17,402

Match Stats

Home TeamJamaicaAway TeamAustralia
Possession
Home27%
Away73%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home1
Away8
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

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.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1France33007169
2Norway32016336
3Nigeria310224-23
4South Korea300318-70

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany33006069
2Spain31113214
3China31111104
4South Africa300318-70

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy32017256
2Australia32018536
3Brazil32016336
4Jamaica3003112-110

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England22003126
2Japan21102114
3Argentina201101-11
4Scotland200224-20

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Netherlands22004136
2Canada22003036
3Cameroon200214-30
4New Zealand200203-30

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1USA2200160166
2Sweden22007166
3Chile200205-50
4Thailand2002118-170
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