Bolt nets penalty at Old Trafford in charity match

Lawrence Kim
June 12, 2018

After the fulltime siren sounded the scores were locked up at 3-3 with the match decided on a penalty shootout.

Mrs Brown's Boys star Danny O'Carroll, who plays Buster Brady on the sitcom, was the other Irish representative on the World XI side.

England is known for buckling under pressure in professional penalty shootouts for the World Cup and Euros.

But The Inbetweeners actor Blake Harrison, who plays Neil in the hit Channel4 comedy, scored the deciding goal to win it for the home side for once.

Harrison, 32, posted a picture on Twitter of himself and actor David Harewood taken after the game, and wrote: "What a buzz!"

In regular time England took the lead through former national striker Darren Bent and freestyle footballer Jeremy Lynch doubled their lead soon after.

Dan Carter sets up Robbie Keane's goal at Old Trafford in celebrity charity match.

In the second half, he went even closer with a strike which clipped the underside of the bar and bounced over the line only to come back out, but the officials did not award him the goal.

Soccer Aid for Unicef will be broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom from 6.30pm on Sunday 10 June.

Co-founded and launched in 2006 by Unicef UK ambassador Robbie Williams and Jonathan Wilkes, Soccer Aid has raised £24 million for children in danger around the world.

If you missed the action, or simply want to watch again, then ITV player has the match available in full, with details of how your money can help.

The Dubliner, who is now player/manager of Indian Super League team ATK, sparked a comeback for the World XI team against England at Old Trafford.

England's first game is against Tunisia in Volgograd at 7pm on BBC1 on Monday, June 18.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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