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Matildas’ Sam Kerr shut out by Canada in international soccer friendly thriller

Kerr laid a neat flick on for substitute Cortnee Vine to fire just wide in the 83rd minute as Australia pressed for the equaliser. Kerr missed out again in injury time when Sheridan tipped a header over the bar.

The Matildas were well served by 19-year-old midfielder Mary Fowler, who was busy throughout and involved in much of the good work done by the side.

Central midfielder Katrina Gorry was also outstanding, with her passes opening up opportunities for the forward line.

A header by Kerr in the fourth minute was superbly denied by a diving Sheridan after a neat cross from the left by Emily Van Egmond.

Canada opened the scoring in the 11th minute with a cracker. Leon, who plays on the wing for Manchester United, was given too much space by the Matildas just outside the box and the 29-year-old speared a rocket finish into the top-right corner.

An advancing Sheridan denied Kerr again…

Read more at www.theage.com.au

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