LISTEN: Kyah Simon after the Matildas win against Vietnam
The Westfield Matildas rocketed to the top of Group B with a valuable 8-0 demolition of Vietnam in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup on Wednesday morning (AEDT).
Alen Stajcic made seven changes to the team that drew 0-0 with Korea Republic and will be pleased with the response as five first-half goals set up the rout.
Sam Kerr struck a brace to lead the damage, while Kyah Simon, Alanna Kennedy, Chloe Logarzo, Emily van Egmond and Hayley Raso were also on target.
Australia’s massive victory moves them ahead of Japan on goal difference after they were also held to a scoreless draw by Korea Republic.
That two results mean the Westfield Matildas now only need a point against Japan on Friday night to seal a spot in the knockout stages and confirm qualification for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.