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Cetinay scores in '19 Soccer Aid

TURKISH cypriot Love Island winner Kem Çetinay scored a late equaliser in Soccer Aid 2019 to ensure the tournament was decided by a penalty shootout on Sunday.

Cetinay scores in '19 Soccer Aid

By KEREM HASAN

Chief Reporter

England had a two goal lead following the brace of Jeremy Lynch, but the Rest of World XI (ROW)  made a comeback in the game at Stamford Bridge following goals by Usain Bolt and Çetinay.

Cetinay, 23, from Essex, but whose parents are of Turkish Cypriot descent and who has a grandmother in Alsancak, was played in down the right flank by Manchester United legend Eric Cantona and with his first touch in the box smashed a left-footed effort past the ‘keeper.

British press said that Çetinay had “produced a moment of magic to cut inside John Terry” when he curled the shot past David Harewood in the England goal to equalise with just minutes of normal time remaining.

There was more sensation when ROW won the tournament after the team’s goalkeeper, Nicky Byrne, saved the decisive kick from comedian Lee Mack in the shootout.

Çetinay tweeted: “I just lived my childhood dream”, where he said in another tweet: “The best moment of my life”.

The Westlife singer had already denied Body Coach Joe Wicks in the shootout, before Mark Wright sent his penalty wide.

Commentators said that England let a two-goal lead slip, after taking a commanding position due to a Jeremy Lynch brace in the first half.

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