In her third Women’s World Cup, Sam Kerr has claimed her first goal at the tournament as she opened the scoring for Australia against Italy.The Matildas captain won a penalty in the 20th minute and though her initial spot-kick was saved, she made no mistake on the rebound as she calmly slotted the ball home.Kerr then opted pull out Tim Cahill’s iconic boxing celebration as she savoured her first World Cup goal. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? SAM KERR 👊The penalty is saved, but she slots home the rebound to give Australia the lead, and score her first ever #FIFAWWC goal! 🇦🇺#AUSITA #OptusSport pic.twitter.com/k1LEyPIt3d— Optus Sport (@OptusSport) June 9, 2019Great start and loving the celebration. Let’s see if we can build on this and add another. 💚💛⚽️ pic.twitter.com/B8sYV6fxuQ— TIM CAHILL (@Tim_Cahill) June 9, 2019Kerr’s strike, the 32nd overall for her country, would ensure the Matildas went into half-time with a 1-0 lead after Italy had an earlier effort ruled out for offside. Despite becoming a prolific goal scorer for Australia in recent years, Kerr had been unable to find the back of the net in her previous two World Cup campaigns but was always likely to break that drought in France. The 25-year-old looked dangerous from the outset against Italy and though her penalty left something to be desired, her follow-up and celebration has left a whole nation cheering for joy.