Soccer Aid 2021 LIVE REACTION – England 0-3 World XI: Lee Mack FINALLY gets his goal after Kem double – latest updates

THE WORLD XI dominated England 3-0 as they ran out winners of Soccer Aid.

Kem Cetinay netted twice before Lee Mack FINALLY got his goal at the annual Unicef mega-match!

All for a good cause, Soccer Aid has raised over £60million for Unicef since its inception in 2006 with a record-breaking £13m raised this year.

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Follow ALL of the latest reaction from the Etihad below…

  • The Sun

    FT: ENGLAND 0-3 WORLD XI

    Well, it wasn't an instant classic, but Kem Cetinay's predatory instincts in front of goal, combined with Joel Dommett's inability to guard a net, ultimately landed the World XI a comfortable 3-0 win.

    More importantly, however, over £13million was raised in aid of Unicef, plus we got to see Tom Grennan go head to head with Wayne Rooney and Jamie Carragher and arguably win on both counts.

    Dermot Kennedy and Martin Compston deserve special mentions for their performances for the World XI, plus Mark Wright and James Bay probably didn't deserve to be on the losing side with England.

    Lee Mack will steal the headlines after defecting to the World XI having missed penalties in three consecutive shootouts for England to seal the victory for the visitors.

    That's all from us tonight, thanks for following our Soccer Aid 2021 live blog, we hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and we'll see you again next year.

    Good night!

  • The Sun

    PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPPP!!!!!!!

    FULL-TIME

    ENGLAND 0-3 WORLD XI

    Mark Clattenburg blows his whistle and it's all over. 3-0 to the World XI and it's Lee Mack who scores the final goal in arguably football's greatest ever redemption story.

    Heartbreak again for England.

  • The Sun

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL!

    ENGLAND 0-3 WORLD XI

    BUT HE DOESN'T MISS THIS TIME!

    ENGLAND ALL OVER THE PLACE AT THE BACK AND DARREN FLETCHER AND CHELCEE GRIMES COMBINE TO SLICE THROUGH THEM AND WHO ELSE BUT LEE MACK BURIES IT AT THE BACK POST.

    THE WORLD XI GO WILD.

    GAME OVER.

  • The Sun

    ENGLAND 0-2 WORLD XI

    86 – CHANCE! Lee Mack has two chances in quick succession from almost identical positions inside the box to the left of the goal and Dommett does well to make himself big on both occasions.

    He sends it wide both times.

  • The Sun

    ENGLAND 0-2 WORLD XI

    83 – Mark Wright cuts a frustrated figure at the back. He's wearing the armband, but hasn't been able to stop Kem from putting two in the back of the England net.

  • The Sun

    ENGLAND 0-2 WORLD XI

    80 – Chunkz has been isolated up front and has had no real service from his team.

    Rooney finds himself almost one on one and you'd have put your mortgage on him scoring but he sends it way over the bar.

    Robbie Williams can't believe it.

  • The Sun

    ENGLAND 0-2 WORLD XI

    79 – The tactic for the World XI now appears to pretty much be to shoot whenever you get the ball.

    Unless you're Lee Mack.

  • The Sun

    ENGLAND 0-2 WORLD XI

    77 – England are trying to build an attack with Wayne Rooney and Joe Cole trying to make things happen, but Nigel De Jong has played well in midfield to stop them.

    The World XI win it back and Kem's almost played completely through on goal, but Jamie Carragher brings him down cynically.

    No card from Mark Clattenburg, but it wasn't pretty.

  • The Sun

    ENGLAND 0-2 WORLD XI

    75 – It looks like it's going to be three wins in a row for the World XI. England are running out of ideas here.

    Kem's really in the mood for it now and is giving Jamie Carragher all kinds of grief.

  • The Sun

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLL!!!!!

    ENGLAND 0-2 WORLD XI

    It's Kem Cetinay who nestles a lovely finish into the bottom corner from the right hand side. Not much Joel Dommett could have done about that.

    He should have been MILES offside, but James Bay was nowhere near the rest of his defensive line and played Kem onside.

    Gutting for England.

  • The Sun

    ENGLAND 0-1 WORLD XI

    70 – Rooney does well in midfield to keep the ball and sprays a lovely pass out wide to Max Whitlock, whose touch lets him down and it goes out for a throw.

    Rooney does the same with Aitch just a few seconds later as he tries to play the rapper through, but his touch also lets him down.

    Come on celebs, you can do better than that. It's only Wayne Rooney, after all…

  • The Sun

    ENGLAND 0-1 WORLD XI

    68 – ENGLAND SUBSTITUTIONS:

    OFF: Fara Williams, Paul Scholes.

    ON: Kelly Smith, Jamie Redknapp.

    WORLD XI SUBSTITUTION:

    OFF: Pablo Zabaleta.

    ON: Ingrid Moe Wold.

  • The Sun

    ENGLAND 0-1 WORLD XI

    65 – What are the rules again? Aitch finds himself coming back on less than five minutes after coming off following Mo Farah's injury.

    England's corner is well delivered and Rooney heads it towards goal but it's well saved.

  • The Sun

    ENGLAND 0-1 WORLD XI

    63 – Scholes puts a good pass in to release James Bay on the right wing, whose cross is blocked and it goes out for a corner.

    Play is delayed as it looks like Mo Farah's going to have to come off and England look like they're not sure who's going to replace him…

  • The Sun

    ENGLAND 0-1 WORLD XI

    60 – CHANCE! Robbie Keane puts a great ball into Kem and Mark Wright puts in a great challenge to stop him hitting the target.

    England make another substitution with Aitch coming off for Olympic gold medallist Max Whitlock. Team GB's most decorated gymnast ever. Not a bad title, is it?

  • The Sun

    ENGLAND 0-1 WORLD XI

    59 – Kem finds himself in the penalty area on the right hand side but he's well met by Jamie Carragher, who puts in a decent tackle. Looks like he leaves a little bit on Kem there though… he goes unpunished by the ref.

    Carra's taking this very seriously, as you might expect.

  • The Sun

    ENGLAND 0-1 WORLD XI

    56 – Yungblud has come off for the World XI, meanwhile Nigel De Jong has come on alongside Martin Compston and Darren Fletcher.

    I'm not even sure it's still 11 vs 11 anymore.

  • The Sun

    ENGLAND 0-1 WORLD XI

    54 – If you hadn't noticed already, there's been a LOT of substitutions at half-time. We'll try to give you as many of them as we can, but honestly it's hard to keep up.

    We can confirm, however, that Chunkz has just come on for James Arthur for England.

    Lee Mack has also just come on for Tom Grennan.

  • The Sun

    ENGLAND 0-1 WORLD XI

    52 – Dommett makes a real save (a real life, actual save…) Presumably, someone's just told him you can use your hands in goal.

    Robbie Keane finds himself in space on the left wing going towards goal and Rooney makes a wonderful tackle.

    Class is permanent.

  • The Sun

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL!

    ENGLAND 0-1 WORLD XI

    Kem unleashes a very weak effort from just outside the box with his left foot and realistically, a small child should keep that out.

    Joel Dommett, however, completely misses it. He boots the air and the ball ends up in the back of the net. A disaster for the substitute.

    A goal for the World XI and Dommett looks a right dummy.

  • The Sun

    ENGLAND 0-0 WORLD XI

    48 – POST! Nigel De Jong sends in what seems to be a cross from wide left and it goes past everyone and hits the post.

    Joel Dommett is in no-man's land. The man was not born to be a goalkeeper, that much is fact.

  • The Sun

    ENGLAND 0-0 WORLD XI

    46 – Stephen Mulhern (still wearing the 'Masked Winger's costume) has just clattered Darren Fletcher.

    This has all gone a little bit panto, but that's fine. It's for charity!

  • The Sun

    PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPPP!!!!!

    WE'RE BACK UNDERWAY HERE AT THE ETIHAD AND STEPHEN MULHERN GETS US GOING

    ENGLAND 0-0 WORLD XI

  • The Sun

    ENGLAND 0-0 WORLD XI

    HALF TIME

    The 'Masked Winger' has just been revealed and it's Stephen Mulhern.

    'Let down' would be harsh, but…

  • The Sun

    ENGLAND 0-0 WORLD XI

    HALF TIME

    Actor David Harewood, who has previously played for England in Soccer Aid, just gave a stirring speech about the importance of the work Unicef does to help children around the world.

    Wonderful that an event like this is so much more than a football match and is making a real difference to those who need it most. Well done to everyone getting involved and donating.

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