Newcastle Jets and Perth Glory played out a crazy game that ended in a 3-3 draw at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday night.

In the 76th minute the Jets were 1-0 up and looking to hold on for the win. Just over 15 minutes later five more goals had been scored – three of which came from superstar Sam Kerr – to give the two table toppers a share of the points.

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The Jets had attempted to kick Kerr off the park for most of the game with a number of tough tackles being aimed it her.

It seemed to have worked up until the 77th minute when she exploded into life finding the back of the net, followed by another in the 82nd and finally the hat-trick sealer in the 84th followed by her trademark backflip somersault celebration.

Post-match Kerr was a mixture of emotions after contributing so brilliantly but not coming away with all three points.

“I was angry. That’s all I can say really: just anger. I don’t know where it came from, it was just spur of the moment,” Kerr said.

“I was still angry after I scored and I’m still angry now but I am also super happy to have helped the team out.”

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“A hat-trick means nothing when you give up a game in the 90th minute, it’s just super annoying.”

Kerr’s anger was fed by a lack of protection from the referee for challenges she believed were unfair.

“All game I’ve got studs up and down my ankles, been pulled and got given nothing. It’s just physical without any punishment,” she said.

Even if by her lofty standards it was a disappointing night personally for the 24-year-old, it was a chance for all in attendance to admire one of Australia’s most talented footballers do what she does best.

Newcastle Jets coach Craig Deans was on the receiving end of Kerr at her best but had time to admire her talent following the game.

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“Sam’s an outstanding player. When you’ve got a player like that on the other team you’re going to get punished and that’s what happened,” Deans said.

Perth coach Bobby Despotovski works closely with Kerr week in week out but was rendered almost speechless when trying to sum up her performance.

“Freak. She’s a sensational footballer and by far the best in the country and scores well deserved goals,” he said.

“We build the side around her because she gets the goals, gets all the accolades and all the awards.

“She’s just a freakish talent.”

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