Soccer Aid redemption: England ends losing streak

Soccer Aid redemption: England ends losing streak

England ended their five-game losing streak at Soccer Aid with a 6-3 win over the World XI.

Ellen White made history as the first female player to score in Soccer Aid, while Steven Bartlett found the net twice during an eventful game.

£15,049,590 was raised by the event, with former Chelsea star Eden Hazard scoring for the World XI on his return to Stamford Bridge.

Mauricio Pochettino was also back at the home of the Blues just weeks after his departure as Chelsea manager. 

There were plenty of other Chelsea connections as England, managed by Frank Lampard, took the lead through Joe Cole, whose effort went through the legs of Petr Cech. 

England ended their five-game losing streak at Soccer Aid with a 6-3 win over the World XI

Steven Bartlett found the net twice as he produced an impressive performance

Steven Bartlett found the net twice as he produced an impressive performance

Hazard then equalised for the World XI with a free-kick before Alessandro Del Piero made it 2-1.

White then made Soccer Aid history as she found the net following good work from Jack Wilshere.

In the second half Bartlett put England in front just seconds after coming on as a substitute.

Joe Cole, one of a host of former Chelsea players on show, opened the scoring for England

Joe Cole, one of a host of former Chelsea players on show, opened the scoring for England

There was a blow for the World XI, with Usain Bolt having to be taken off on a stretcher

There was a blow for the World XI, with Usain Bolt having to be taken off on a stretcher

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard lifted the trophy after an eventful game that raised £15million

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard lifted the trophy after an eventful game that raised £15million

Former Chelsea star Eden Hazard marked his return to Stamford Bridge with a goal

Former Chelsea star Eden Hazard marked his return to Stamford Bridge with a goal

A fine finish from Jermain Defoe then made it 4-2 and there was then a further blow for the World XI as Usain Bolt had to be taken off on a stretcher.

Bartlett’s incredible performance continued as he doubled his tally, but Billy Wingrove then scored for the World XI from the penalty spot.

It was England who would get the final goal of the game, though, as Theo Walcott made it 6-3.

Bartlett had an opportunity to complete his hat-trick in the closing stages but he was denied by Tony Bellew.

Overall, it was an excellent night on which over £15million was raised for UNICEF. 

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