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Usain Bolt captained a World XI selection of stars to a 4-3 penalty shootout defeat against England in Soccer Aid 2018 on Sunday after the teams drew 3-3 in a superbly entertaining charity clash at Old Trafford.
Darren Bent was back for England and opened the scoring before freestyle footballer Jeremy Lynch doubled their lead. The visitors thundered back, however, and led after goals by Robbie Keane, Juan Sebastian Veron and Clarence Seedorf—until Michael Owen equalised with only minutes left.
Bolt converted his penalty in the shootout, but actor Blake Harrison snatched victory from the Jamaican after substitute goalkeeper David Harewood made two saves for England.
Eight-time Olympic gold medal winner Bolt failed to get on the scoresheet and fluffed a few good opportunities to do so at the venue of his supported club, Manchester United.
The charity match, the brainchild of former Take That singer Robbie Williams, returned after its usual two-year break and raised money on behalf of UNICEF, having drawn in donations of £24 million prior to Sunday’s match, per the official website.
This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.
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