Chelsea forward Sam Kerr has won the 2021/22 WSL Golden Boot after scoring 20 goals in 20 games, including two on the final day of the season to seal the WSL title.
It is the second year in a row that Kerr has finished as WSL top scorer, having netted 21 in 2020/21.
Kerr scored crucial goals throughout the campaign, but few more so than two spectacular strikes against Manchester United to power Chelsea to victory after initially trailing twice in the must-win game – anything other than victory would have seen Arsenal crowned champions instead.
“The first half we played a bit nervous, the second half it was playing about how we play. That’s why we’re champions. When we play like that, no-one can stop us,” Kerr said to Sky Sports, reflecting on how the final game panned out.
“I don’t care who scored!” she added.
“We won and that’s what matters. I actually visualised scoring crazy goals like that all the time. Guro headed it to me and I had a pop. I didn’t even know the goalkeeper was out [for the second goal].
“This is one of the best games I’ve played at Kingsmeadow. The Manchester United fans made it good too. I want to score as many goals I can, I just do what I can to win.”
Kerr has already been named FWA Women’s Footballer of the Year for this season and remains among the contenders for PFA Players’ Player of the Year, PFA Fans’ Player of the Year and Barclays WSL Player of the Season awards over the coming weeks.
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