Matildas Abroad Review: Wins for Kerr, Kennedy, Raso and Carpenter

A weekend full of games across the continent saw the Westfield Matildas back in action across England, France and Spain. A couple of Aussie derbies and a top of the table clash were the highlights of the round.

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Hayley Raso’s Everton were 4-0 winners against Chloe Logarzo’s Bristol. Raso played in a beautiful cross that the Bristol ‘keeper couldn’t contain and Simone Magill was on the spot to turn in the fumble for goal number two.

Logarzo was involved in some of Bristol’s best chances but the Toffees were too strong.

Chelsea came away with the win in a top of the table clash against Manchester United. Sam Kerr was lively, creating multiple chances but it was a scrappy, poacher’s goal from Pernille Harder which opened proceedings. Lauren James’ strike levelled things up before the in-form Fran Kirby sealed the win.

The other Aussie derby this round saw West Ham’s Mackenzie Arnold and Emily van Egmond take on Alanna Kennedy and Tottenham. Van Egmond was a strong presence up forward for the Hammers but it was Spurs’ Lucy Quinn who would score the only goal of the game.

Across London, Arsenal drew 1-1 with Reading. Lydia Williams was an unused sub on the bench, while Caitlin Foord played the final 20 minutes as the Gunners pushed for a winner.

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Ellie Carpenter and Olympique Lyon were in the winner’s circle, securing a 3-0 victory over Reims. Carpenter played a full match as Lyon look to return to the top of the table and close PSG's one point advantage at the summit.  

Montpellier’s Mary Fowler came on off the bench in a 4-1 loss against EA Guingamp.  


Aivi Luik played a full game as Sevilla drew 0-0 with Rayo Vallecano. Sevilla played the final 12 minutes with 10 after Zenatha Coleman was sent off but held on to take home a point.